The Characters In Tim O Brien's The Go-Between

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In the authors introduction, the author made it clear that his intended purpose for displaying the characters, Marian and Ted, was for the reader to judge them harshly, but at the end the reader felt sorry and sympathetic for the characters. The author, when writing The Go-between, wanted the reader not to know which character to feel sorry for. In contrast, the reader said it was quite obvious that Marian was the one Hartley disapproved. They saw that she represented life’s riches and complexity. The reader was sympathetic because of the situation Marian was in. Marian was under great pressure from her mother to marry a Lord Trimingham, a man she does not want to marry. Marian takes the anger out on him as sort of a revenge for being double

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