Arc of Justice

Arc of Justice

by

Kevin Boyle

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Hewitt Watson Character Analysis

Hewitt Watson is a friend of Ossian Sweet and an insurance agent at the Black-owned Liberty Life Insurance Company. He volunteers to join Ossian, Otis, and Henry Sweet, John Latting, Joe Mack, Norris Murray, and William Davis in protecting the Sweets’ house on Garland Avenue, bringing two of his colleagues—Leonard Morse and Charles Washington—along with him. Along with the others, he is charged with the murder of Leon Breiner.
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Hewitt Watson Character Timeline in Arc of Justice

The timeline below shows where the character Hewitt Watson appears in Arc of Justice. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter 1: Where Death Waits
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...the coming night, which he shares during a chance call with his insurance broker, Hewitt Watson. Watson and two of his friends, Leonard Morse and Charles Washington, agree to join the... (full context)
Prejudice, Segregation, and Society Theme Icon
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...house from an organized, directed mob. Around six, the arrival of Mack with Murray, Washington, Watson, and Leonard Morse interrupts his ruminations. (full context)
Chapter 6: The Letter of Your Law
Prejudice, Segregation, and Society Theme Icon
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...anyone else. While they wait in the anteroom of the Detective’s Bureau, Ossian and Hewitt Watson call their lawyers, Julian Perry and Charles Mahoney, respectively. Then, in whispers, the company agree... (full context)
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...neighbor, who happens to be on the board of the Detroit NAACP chapter, picks up Watson’s call to Charles Mahoney. Rowlette and Mahoney both grew up facing discrimination and hardship but... (full context)