Jasper Jones

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Warwick Trent Character Analysis

A school bully who beats up Charlie for his intelligence and bookishness, Warwick Trent is a member of the Corrigan cricket team, and thus the cause of much grief for Jeffrey Lu. After Charlie and Jeffrey prove their courage and athleticism, Warwick is forced to give them his grudging respect.
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Warwick Trent Character Timeline in Jasper Jones

The timeline below shows where the character Warwick Trent appears in Jasper Jones. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter 2
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...try to play around the others. They walk toward the players, and Charlie notices that Warwick Trent, his “arch-nemesis,” is playing. Warwick is a large, bullying boy who’s in Charlie’s grade... (full context)
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Charlie notices that Jeffrey is approaching Warwick and his friends. Warwick calls Jeffrey a “gook” and tells him to “fuck off.” Charlie... (full context)
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...of Jeffrey and Charlie. Charlie privately wishes that Jasper were with him—Jasper could beat up Warwick, just as Warwick beats up Charlie. As Charlie thinks all this, he notices that Eliza... (full context)
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Just as Charlie resolves to walk over to Eliza, Warwick yells out. Charlie turns and sees that he’s pulled out his penis and is waving... (full context)
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...his bowls, and Charlie jokingly compares him to Muhammad Ali. Charlie mutters that he hates Warwick and his friends. Jeffrey points out that if no one had stolen Muhammad Ali’s bicycle,... (full context)
Chapter 6
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...runs as fast as he can, but he misses the ball, and the crowd groans. Warwick Trent, also on Jeffrey’s team, is angry, and calls Jeffrey “Cong.” Jeffrey runs back to... (full context)
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...from Backburn, does well, scoring many points against Corrigan. Toward the end of the game, Warwick Trent goes to bowl against the opposing team. Charlie angrily thinks that he should use... (full context)
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Eliza and Charlie watch the cricket match, and Charlie secretly rejoices whenever Warwick Trent misses a hit. Eliza compliments Charlie’s shirt, and Charlie compliments her dress. Then, unexpectedly,... (full context)
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When Jeffrey wins the game for Corrigan, the crowd explodes with applause. Jeffrey’s teammates, even Warwick Trent, slap him on the back and congratulate him. As the players walk out of... (full context)
Chapter 9
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...student due to his cricketing, and is now a regular member of the cricket team. Warwick Trent has returned to school, having been held back another year. (full context)
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...Jack Lionel’s property, surrounded by a group of schoolboys. Charlie has made a bet with Warwick—if he can sneak onto Jack’s property and steal more than four peaches, he’ll be granted... (full context)
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At Mad Jack’s house, Warwick orders Charlie to claim his peaches. Charlie climbs over Mad Jack’s fence easily, and walks... (full context)
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...up the peaches when he realizes that his return won’t be as heroic as he’d hoped—Warwick will ask him why he took so long, and why he’s found only dirty peaches.... (full context)
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...and they immediately begin asking him questions about Mad Jack. Charlie notices with satisfaction that Warwick Trent is hanging back—clearly, Charlie has beaten him. Charlie plans to give Jeffrey three peach... (full context)