A Man Called Ove

Blond Weed Character Analysis

Blond Weed is Anders' girlfriend. Ove never learns her name but refers to her as Blond Weed because she's blond, tall, and wears very tall high heels. She has a small dog named Prince, and Ove dislikes them both because Prince urinates on Ove's paving stones when Blond Weed lets him off his leash. Ove's dislike for Blond Weed becomes personal when Prince begins fighting with the cat, starting a feud with Ove. This feud reveals that Blond Weed is exceptionally cruel, as she tries to harm the cat on a number of occasions.
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Blond Weed Character Timeline in A Man Called Ove

The timeline below shows where the character Blond Weed appears in A Man Called Ove. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
6. A Man Called Ove and a Bicycle That Should Have Been Left Where Bicycles Are Left
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When Ove gets close to his house, he notices that “ Blond Weed ” is yelling violently and throwing stones at the cat, which is backed into a... (full context)
11. A Man Called Ove and a Lanky One Who Can't Open a Window Without Falling Off a Ladder
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Blond Weed stands in the street while her dog barks. Ove doesn't like the satisfied grin on... (full context)
15. A Man Called Ove and a Delayed Train
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...man nearly runs Ove over as he passes him. Ove yells obscenities after the car. Blond Weed appears behind Ove and hisses that soon it'll be his turn. She says the car... (full context)
25. A Man Called Ove and a Piece of Corrugated Iron
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...crying even louder now. Ove hears a dog bark, the cat cry in pain, and Blond Weed yell. (full context)
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...and puts the pills back in the bottle. As he passes a window, he sees Blond Weed rush towards the cat. Ove opens his front door just as she's about to kick... (full context)
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...hooks it to the battery. Ove admires his handiwork and thinks of the shock that Blond Weed's dog will get when it tries to pee on his paving stones. The cat gives... (full context)
34. A Man Called Ove and a Boy in the House Next Door
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...hesitantly explained that he owns a towing company and also that he broke up with Blond Weed . Later that afternoon, when the man in the white shirt returned with police to... (full context)