Celia Garth By Gwen Bristow: Character Analysis

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In the book Celia Garth by Gwen Bristow, there is an adolescent girl who is battling a “normal life” every teenager is supposedly suppose to live and trying to stay alive while the Revolutionary War is happening. During trying to balance these two aspects of her life she goes through many obstacles, between losing her fiancé, Jimmy, and spying for her new lover Luke. Celia shows attributes for being a exquisite role model, from keeping her faith throughout the book, to being respectful and loving to all the people that came into her life, and being and staying humble. Throughout the hardships and twists of the war, Celia still remained intact with her religion and love for God. Personally I have been through some hardships too; I moved from…show more content…
She is even loving and respectful to them even if they are mean and rude to her. “Miss Garth, you have your work assigned to you,” said Mrs. Thorley. She was not angry. Her voice merely had its usual determination. She asked, “Have you finished sewing the buttons on those shirts for Captain Rand?” “No ma’am, but I can sew on the buttons in the evenings after supper, I won’t mind the extra time, please let me―(Bristow 3).” Celia is like this because of her religious beliefs for example in the bible it says “And the second is like, namely this, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. There is none other commandment greater than these (Mark 12:31 NIV). Love your neighbors as you love yourself, Celia is doing that, this is why her religious beliefs are really showing throughout the story. Towards the middle of the book she is still acting and proving her religious beliefs. “Miss Garth.” Celia turned toward her again. “Yes ma’am?” Mrs. Thorley’s face was large and calm like the rest of her. She said, “You have my sympathy, Miss Garth (Bristow 252).” Celia is still respectful and loving towards Mrs. Thorley even though, she is not her favorite

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