Frank is Marie’s husband and Alexandra’s neighbor in the latter half of the book. He is described as a cheerful, handsome man early in life, but he becomes embittered by hard work and turns into a jealous man after he marries. He falls into rages, including the one that eventually kills Marie and Emil.
Frank Shabata Quotes in O Pioneers!
The O Pioneers! quotes below are all either spoken by Frank Shabata or refer to Frank Shabata. For each quote, you can also see the other characters and themes related to it (each theme is indicated by its own dot and icon, like this one: Note: all page numbers and citation info for the quotes below refer to the Penguin Classics edition of O Pioneers! published in 1994.).
Part 3, Chapter 1 Quotes
Alexandra had never heard Marie speak so frankly about her husband before, and she felt that it was wiser not to encourage her. No good, she reasoned, ever came from talking about such things…
Frank Shabata Character Timeline in O Pioneers!
The timeline below shows where the character Frank Shabata appears in O Pioneers!. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Part 2, Chapter 4
Part 2, Chapter 6
Part 2, Chapter 7
Part 2, Chapter 8
Part 3, Chapter 1
Part 4, Chapter 1
Part 4, Chapter 2
Part 4, Chapter 5
Part 4, Chapter 6
Part 4, Chapter 7
Part 5, Chapter 1
Part 5, Chapter 2
Part 5, Chapter 3
...present from Lincoln. Alexandra learns that Carl never received her letter but had learned about Frank’s trial from an old copy of the San Francisco paper. Carl hurried back as quickly... (full context)