Private Peaceful

by

Michael Morpurgo

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Little Tommo Character Analysis

Molly and Charlie’s child, who is born towards the end of the novel. Charlie briefly gets to meet his son when he returns to England briefly due to injury, but tragically dies before he meets his son again. The baby is called Thomas to honor Tommo. Tommo promises Charlie that he will try to survive the war so that he can return home and care for the baby and Molly.
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Little Tommo Character Timeline in Private Peaceful

The timeline below shows where the character Little Tommo appears in Private Peaceful. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter 11: Nearly Four O’Clock
The Injustice of War Theme Icon
Courage Theme Icon
...Peaceful’s letter contains news of Molly’s newborn baby boy, who has been named Thomas, or Little Tommo , in honor of Tommo. Tommo’s mother adds that Charlie is at home, and has... (full context)
Chapter 12: Five to Five
The Injustice of War Theme Icon
Cruelty and Power Theme Icon
...He reads Tommo a letter he has received from Molly all about their baby ( Little Tommo ). Molly and the family have no idea about Charlie’s impending death. Charlie wasn’t allowed... (full context)
The Injustice of War Theme Icon
Courage Theme Icon
Cruelty and Power Theme Icon
Grief, Guilt, and Family Theme Icon
...them when the war is over, and that he will give the golden watch to Little Tommo , the baby, as a memento of his father. (full context)