Cold Comfort Farm Characters

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  • Cold Comfort Farm- characters
    • Amos Starkadder
      • Dominate patriarchal figure
        • In charge of running the farm, and does not like Reuben
      • Farmer preacher
      • Preaches about hell
        • Uses hyperbole- "there'll no butter in hell!"
      • Typical religious country person
      • Married to Judith- not close to her
      • Name=  Amos  was a prophet
    • Mr.Mybug
      • Based on DH Lawerence
      • Sees sex in everything- includes nature
      • Intellectual type
      • Likes Flora
      • Creates excuses- he blames young women for not  sleeping with him
      • Makes instinctive decisions
      • Marries Rennet in the end,getting over Flora
      • Thinks of himself as higher then he is- he gatecrashed the high society party
    • Judith Starkadder
      • Dark and depressing character
        • More so  after Seth's depature
      • High neurotic
      • Often refers to Flora's "rights"
      • Oepdial relationship with Seth,more from Judith's side
      • Has more than 200 photos of Seth in her room
      • Married to Amos- not at all closer
    • Elfine Starkadder
      • Typical romantic child- learns from nature
      • Associated with nature, the outside and mythical creatures
      • Flora at  first only sees her briefly
      • Originally engaged to Urk- desires Richard Hawk Monitor
      • Flora "civilises" here- cutting her hair, changes her clothes, teaches her things
      • Eventually marries Dick H-M
      • Name= elf,
    • Aunt Ada Doom
      • Controlling- comes head to head with Flora
      • Uses  emotional blackmail to get what she wants- "I saw something nasty in the woodshed!"
      • Gets everyone to stay and arranges their lives for them
      • Controls  the farm's money, so everyone seems poor
      • Refers to  herself in the 2nd person- controlling
      • Pretending to be mad- Flora sees through her act
    • Seth Starkadder
      • Stereotypical strong and silent type
      • Rooted in the nature- many animal references when Seth appears
      • Seducer- father to all Meriam's babies
      • Oedipal  relationship with his mother- reluctant on his side
      • Has a secret dream of films  ("the talkies"), ends off going to Hollywood to make a film
      • Tries to seduce Flora- contrasted with her reluctance and ignoring his advances- "can you pass me that cotton spiel?"
    • Flora Poste
      • Heroine
      • Deux  es machina
      • Comparisons to Emma Woodhouse of Emma
      • Advocate  of the higher common sense
      • Takes on the challenge of reforming of CCF to make it comfortable and pleasent
      • Very  controlling- shown in the way she deals with CCF and goes head to head with AAD, the other controlling character
      • Modern, young women- suggests the use of birth control
      • Life is just a game to her, and the other characters are just pieces which can manipulate
    • Reuben Starkadder
      • Wants to run  the farm- sees  Flora as a threat to this
      • Thinks he will better then Amos- he is new
      • He is hostile to Flora- makes an image of her being horrible- contrasts with her question- "would you like a cup of tea?"
      • Warms up to Flora eventually
        • As she gets the farm for him
      • Seems to dislike his family
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