The Westing Game Character Analysis

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After reading The Westing Game by Ellen Raskin, Turtle is a dynamic character. At the beginning of the book, Turtle has a strong personality; eventually, Turtle becomes trustworthy and soft. These character traits were observed through Turtle’s actions, relationships, and problems. I loved this book and would recommend the book to anyone who loves mystery and excitement. This book connects to my life by having the main character, Turtle Wexler/T.R Wexler, remind me exactly like one of my best friends. My friend is strong, fierce, trustworthy, smart, and soft.
In most of the chapters of The Westing Game, Turtle is strong through her actions. That means Turtle is fearless and feisty. Turtle is the kind of person you would want to have as a friend. Turtle kicks characters from the book when they touch her hair. That leaves bruises on the characters shins and most of them limp afterwards. The text states “ Barney Northrup had called her parents ‘irresponsible’ and had called her something worse, much worse. He sure was surprised by that kick; it was her hardest one yet.” That was stated on page 162. Turtle also went into the Westing house and got $24 out of it since she got $2 each minute. That takes guts on Halloween night. The text states that Turtle made a bet with the other characters, the bet was each minute she stayed in the Westing House
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She has changed so much through the book. She has changed from being so strong to being very trustworthy and soft. You can observe her changes through her actions, relationships, and problems. She is such a lovable character. I would love to have her in my life. She has a special connection with me with my daily life because she reminds me of one of my closest friend. (It’s Ellie) Turtle taught me that I should never let go of my loved ones and my dearest friends. She also taught me to never lose hope. And neither should you. Thank
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