Small Great Things

Small Great Things

by

Jodi Picoult

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Gramps Character Analysis

Turk's maternal grandfather. He was a hardened war veteran who never liked Turk's father and believed that Turk's parents were raising him to be soft. When Turk and Turk's mother moved in with him not long after Tanner's death, Gramps took it upon himself to "harden" Turk, stoke his anger, and teach him to fight. He died suddenly when Turk was fifteen.
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Gramps Character Timeline in Small Great Things

The timeline below shows where the character Gramps appears in Small Great Things. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter 3, Turk
Racism: Hate, Fear, and Grief Theme Icon
Belonging and Community Theme Icon
Family and Shared Humanity Theme Icon
...mother turned to alcohol. Not long after she lost her job, they moved in with Gramps. Gramps was a veteran who thought that Turk's parents were raising him to be soft,... (full context)
Racism: Hate, Fear, and Grief Theme Icon
Belonging and Community Theme Icon
Gramps died suddenly when Turk was fifteen, so Turk turned to crime. While working at a... (full context)