The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

by

Ann Shaffer

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Lieutenant Rob Dartry Character Analysis

Juliet's first fiancé. They were going to get married in 1942 but while Rob was moving his things into Juliet's apartment, she realized she didn't want to marry him: he tried to box up all of her books and instead fill her shelves with sports trophies, ribbons, and memorabilia. They called off their engagement immediately. Despite this, Juliet says that Rob was a very good and honest man; they just weren't right for each other. He died three months later in the war. In the present, Gilly Gilbert attempts to spread rumors about Juliet by dragging up her engagement to Rob and speaking ill of both of them.
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Lieutenant Rob Dartry Character Timeline in The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

The timeline below shows where the character Lieutenant Rob Dartry 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, 25th January, 1946
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...well until Gilly mentioned that Juliet was almost a war widow, as she'd left Lieutenant Rob Dartry at the altar in 1942. (full context)
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Snappily, Juliet corrected Gilly: she left Rob the day before they were to be married, and he was relieved to not have... (full context)
Part One, 28th January, 1946
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...to make a statement publically, she does want Sidney to know why she didn't marry Rob Dartry. Juliet says that in preparation for his move into her apartment, she cleared out... (full context)
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Juliet screamed at Rob to put her books back and in the course of their argument, they decided not... (full context)