Arc of Justice

Arc of Justice

by

Kevin Boyle

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Ray Dove is a factory worker who lives in a rented apartment across the street from the Sweets’ house on Garland Avenue with his wife Kathleen Dove and infant daughter. Ray and Kathleen watch the events of September 8 and 9 and are witnesses for the Prosecution during both Sweet trials.
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Ray Dove Character Timeline in Arc of Justice

The timeline below shows where the character Ray Dove appears in Arc of Justice. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter 1: Where Death Waits
Self-Defense, Race, and Ownership Theme Icon
The American Dream Theme Icon
...around the intersection. Curiosity and the intense heat draw neighborhood families outside in the evening. Ray and Kathleen Dove sit on their stoop as the street fills with curious adults and... (full context)
Chapter 6: The Letter of Your Law
Prejudice, Segregation, and Society Theme Icon
Justice and Civil Rights Theme Icon
Across the street, however, the Ray and Kathleen Dove claim they saw at least 50 people milling in the street before... (full context)
Chapter 9: Prejudice
Prejudice, Segregation, and Society Theme Icon
Justice and Civil Rights Theme Icon
...admits to seeing glass inside the house that suggests rocks thrown from outside. Darrow gets Ray Dove and others to admit to prejudicial preference for an all-white neighborhood. But he struggles... (full context)