Isobel and Margaret’s father and May’s husband, Robert, dies early on in the novel. At first, he seems to be a benign presence, tired of his wife’s rage and desirous of peace and quiet, but as the novel progresses, it becomes clear that he largely enabled his wife’s abuse and turned a blind eye to Isobel’s suffering.
Mr. Robert Callaghan Character Timeline in I for Isobel
The timeline below shows where the character Mr. Robert Callaghan appears in I for Isobel. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter 1: The Birthday Present
Chapter 3: The Grace of God and the Hand-Me-Down
...and more like their third sister, Aunt Yvonne, whom Noelene notes she hasn’t seen since Mr. Callaghan ’s funeral. Mrs. Callaghan says that Yvonne’s family is doing well and is focused on... (full context)
Chapter 5: I for Isobel