The youth leader of the local Methodist church and teacher of the Sunday school Meena goes to, Uncle Alan is considered handsome and charming by most women in Tollington. He is also devoted to taking part in good social causes, such as organizing charity donations for children in Africa and keeping Sam Lowbridge from uttering racist ideas, encouraging him to direct his energy toward more constructive pursuits. He shows solidarity with Meena and Mr. Kumar after Sam’s racist speeches, and unlike Mr. Ormerod, he argues that people in developing countries should be given the freedom to choose their religion and way of life, since living a dignified life fulfills God’s will. This makes him the most progressive and outspoken member of the Tollington community.
Uncle Alan Quotes in Anita and Me
The Anita and Me quotes below are all either spoken by Uncle Alan or refer to Uncle Alan. For each quote, you can also see the other characters and themes related to it (each theme is indicated by its own dot and icon, like this one: Note: all page numbers and citation info for the quotes below refer to the Oberon Books edition of Anita and Me published in 1996.).
Chapter 8 Quotes
‘. . . understand why, but just think if you could use all that energy to do some good. Find out who the real enemies are, the rich, the privileged, not the other people trying to make a living like you, not people like . . .’
Uncle Alan Character Timeline in Anita and Me
The timeline below shows where the character Uncle Alan appears in Anita and Me. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
...Meena knew that people were disappointed to see her knock on their door instead of Uncle Alan , a youth leader from the Methodist church whom everyone finds incredibly charming. However, that... (full context)
...romantic moment she has ever witnessed. Her father, though, is listening to an argument between Uncle Alan and Reverend Ince, the church vicar. After the discussion ends in a tense manner, Alan... (full context)
...most money of all the villages in the region and lets Reverend Ince speak, while Uncle Alan , by his side, has difficulty containing his anger. The reverend announces that, instead of... (full context)
...to yell, arguing that the reverend should try to stop the diggers for the motorway. Uncle Alan tries to intervene and use Sam’s energy for a good cause, arguing that everyone could... (full context)