Arc of Justice

Arc of Justice

by

Kevin Boyle

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John Latting Character Analysis

John Latting one of Ossian, Henry, and Otis Sweet’s cousins and a fellow student of Henry’s at Wilberforce University. Because he joins the Sweet brothers, Norris Murray, Joe Mack, Charles Washington, John Latting, Hewitt Watson, Leonard Morse, and William Davis at the Sweets’ house on Garland Avenue on the nights of the 8th and 9th of September 1925, he is also charged with the murder of Leon Breiner.
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John Latting Character Timeline in Arc of Justice

The timeline below shows where the character John Latting appears in Arc of Justice. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter 1: Where Death Waits
Prejudice, Segregation, and Society Theme Icon
Self-Defense, Race, and Ownership Theme Icon
...Sweet and Henry Sweet, and his friends Edward Carter, Julian Perry, William Davis, and John Latting for help. (full context)
Prejudice, Segregation, and Society Theme Icon
The American Dream Theme Icon
...assisted by their chauffeur Joe Mack, a handyman named Norris Murray, and Otis, Henry, and Latting. Soon a policeman named Inspector McPherson knocks on the door to introduce himself. He assures... (full context)
Self-Defense, Race, and Ownership Theme Icon
Ossian distributes weapons among the seven men in the house: Otis, Henry, Davis, Latting, Mack, Murray, and himself. Neither Julian Perry nor Dr. Edward Carter came—and Carter even called... (full context)
Chapter 5: White Houses
Prejudice, Segregation, and Society Theme Icon
Justice and Civil Rights Theme Icon
Self-Defense, Race, and Ownership Theme Icon
...men,” so be it. He gathers his compatriots: Gladys, Otis, Henry and his friend John Latting, Julian Perry, Dr. Carter, William Davis, Joe Mack and Norris Murray. Gladys stockpiles food and... (full context)