The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

by

Ann Shaffer

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Dr. Roderick Ashton Character Analysis

Juliet's great-uncle and her guardian after her parents died. Reverend Simpless describes him as an uninspired and boring man, which he believes is why Dr. Ashton was unable to keep Juliet from running away—he couldn't keep her entertained or earn her loyalty. He agreed to send Juliet to boarding school. Despite her behavior as a child, Juliet is thankful for Dr. Ashton's care of her. She wishes she'd thanked him and apologized for her poor behavior, but she never had the chance, as he died when she was seventeen.
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Dr. Roderick Ashton Character Timeline in The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

The timeline below shows where the character Dr. Roderick Ashton appears in The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Part One, 13th February, 1946
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...of integrity. Her parents died when she was twelve and Juliet went to live with Dr. Roderick Ashton . He, unfortunately, had no sense of humor and no imagination, which is why Juliet... (full context)
Part One, 20th April, 1946
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...her childhood. She tells Isola about her parents' death and about living with her great-uncle, Dr. Ashton . She says she was bitter and awful to him and never got to apologize,... (full context)