It

It

by

Stephen King

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John “Webby” Garton Character Analysis

An eighteen-year-old who is brought in for questioning for his involvement in the murder of Adrian Mellon. Garton is the leader of the gang that harasses and savagely beats Mellon while he and his partner, Don Hagarty. Garton is violently homophobic and generally surly. He is described as having “heavily muscled arms” and “thick brown hair,” which falls over one eye. He has blue tattoos on his arms, which appear as though they were drawn by a child.
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John “Webby” Garton Character Timeline in It

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Chapter 2: After the Festival (1984)
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...town.” Hagerty tells Gardener and his partner, Jeffrey Reeves, that Steve Dubay, Christopher Unwin, and John “Webby” Garton pushed Mellon off the bridge and into the Canal as the pair were coming out... (full context)
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Paul Hughes and his partner, Officer Conley, question John “Webby” Garton , who is irritable and uncooperative. Garton recalls seeing Adrian Mellon and Don Hagarty at... (full context)
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John “Webby” Garton explains to Paul Hughes and Officer Conley that his civic pride was “wounded” by the... (full context)
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...rides are taken down, so the boys occupy themselves with the games, which is when John “Webby” Garton sees Adrian Mellon at the Pitch Til U Win booth. Garton pitches at the booth... (full context)
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...and cut in front of them. Christopher Unwin denies “active participation” in what happens next. John “Webby” Garton gets out of the car and demands the paper hat. Adrian hands it over, hoping... (full context)
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...still insists that he did not. He admits that the situation was “crazy.” He recalls John “Webby” Garton holding Mellon under his arms while Steve Dubay takes him by the seat of the... (full context)
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...encourages him to drop it so that they do not risk losing the case against John “Webby” Garton , Steve Dubay, and Christopher Unwin. Gardener then asks how they will explain the bites... (full context)
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John Webber Garton , known as “Webby,” is convicted of first-degree manslaughter and is sent to Thomaston State... (full context)