McDowell and his different sides.

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Post by Moray_001 »

McDowell certainly had different sides to his personality. I think two sides were dominant, Doctor and Mountain Climber. These two aspects of his character really came in handy when he sort of went on exile. His survival skills helped him adapt and remain agile on the run and his medical skills helped him keep himself healthy and even save the life of others.

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I think his role as a father is prominant in th story.

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I believe Hiram McDowell would consider his roles as a husband, lover, and father to be the least important roles in his life. I do believe he found his role as a doctor as well as his philanthropy work to be of utmost importance simply because it made him important to others. Additionally, the philanthropy work allowed him to do what he loved most: hike mountains overseas.
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Post by Hiruni Bhagya 81 »

There were several roles which were dominant throughout the book. His role as a father was the one constant role. He was a successful surgeon and political figure in the early parts of the book. His roles of musician, and writer were mostly played on the final part of the book. All these were important in creating the character of Hiram.

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