Ellen James Character Analysis

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Ellen James is one of the lesser seen characters within the book. She does tie in with most of the feminists including Garp’s mother Jenny. Ellen James was raped and then had her tongue cut out to ensure that she didn’t tell anyone. The men didn’t think of how she could still write and draw so she explained to the police what happened and the men were caught. Even though she’s still a small character she’s very easygoing and kind. Due to her unfortunate events there is a group called the “Ellen Jamesians” that act as followers to protest what they did. They purposefully cut off their own tongues to show their support. Ellen James does not like this group because she feels they are disrespectful. Garp too feels the same way about this group,
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