Diary of a Wimpy Kid


Jeff Kinney

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Rowley’s Dad Character Analysis

Rowley’s dad is somewhat protective, since he puts a parental lock on the family entertainment system and forbids Rowley from playing violent video games. He also punishes Rowley and Greg for turning the basement into a haunted house and terrifying neighborhood kids. Rowley’s mom is similarly strict and protective, though she’s more concerned with Rowley’s safety.
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Rowley’s Dad Character Timeline in Diary of a Wimpy Kid

The timeline below shows where the character Rowley’s Dad appears in Diary of a Wimpy Kid. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
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...Rowley’s house to play more video games—but he can’t play violent video games there, since Rowley’s dad uses a parental lock system. When he gets home, Greg runs through the sprinkler so... (full context)
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...and Rowley on either side of it. Shane is terrified and hides underneath the bed. Rowley’s dad comes downstairs and shuts down the haunted house, but Greg is pleased that at least... (full context)