Arc of Justice

Arc of Justice

by

Kevin Boyle

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Philip Adler Character Analysis

Philip Adler is a white newspaper reporter for the Detroit News, who happens to be passing through the neighborhood near Garland Avenue on the night of the shooting and thus witnesses some of the night’s events. He is an important witness for the defense at both trials, since his testimony undermines the state’s assertion that there was no violent crowd threatening the Sweets’ house.
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Philip Adler Character Timeline in Arc of Justice

The timeline below shows where the character Philip Adler appears in Arc of Justice. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter 6: The Letter of Your Law
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...in the middle-class Detroit Times and the elite Detroit News, even though a News reporter, Philip Adler , found himself on the scene, where he witnessed the crowd throwing stones at the... (full context)
Chapter 9: Prejudice
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...and Edna Butler describe their fearful night trapped in the house by a mob; and Philip Adler , the white Detroit News reporter who happened upon the scene, describes a crowd of... (full context)
Chapter 10: Judgement Day
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...houses [lining] Garland Avenue.” Witnesses from the first trial, like Edna Butler, Serena Rochelle, and Philip Adler again confirm the size and frenzy of the crowd the night before the shooting. New... (full context)