The Inheritance of Loss

The Inheritance of Loss

Uncle Potty Character Analysis

The judge’s nearest neighbor, “a gentleman farmer and a drunk.” It is heavily implied that he is in a relationship with Father Booty. He is well-educated and from a well-known family, and so Lola and Noni put up with him even though they consider him to be less cultured than they are.
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Uncle Potty Character Timeline in The Inheritance of Loss

The timeline below shows where the character Uncle Potty appears in The Inheritance of Loss. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter 1
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...until they are on the steps. There are no neighbors within calling distance except for Uncle Potty , who is probably drunk on the floor by this hour. One of the boys... (full context)
Chapter 8
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...Noni’s house, the cook points out the neighbors’ houses to Sai. Their nearest neighbor is Uncle Potty , a gentleman farmer and an alcoholic. There is also his friend Father Booty, who... (full context)
Chapter 23
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...but he does not reply. When Sai returns home in the evening, she stops at Uncle Potty ’s for a torch to light her way home. Uncle Potty and Father Booty tease... (full context)
Chapter 25
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...winter coat. The house grows cold but remains damp. At Christmas, Sai joins Father Booty, Uncle Potty , Lola, and Noni at Mon Ami. They drink and sing, eat soup, mutton, and... (full context)
Chapter 31
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In March, Father Booty, Uncle Potty , Noni, Lola, and Sai take the Swiss Dairy jeep to exchange their library books... (full context)
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Uncle Potty leaves to buy liquor, having depleted the entire supply of rum in Kalimpong. Lola disapproves,... (full context)
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Father Booty, Uncle Potty , Noni, Lola, and Sai begin to hear a procession in the street, though they... (full context)
Chapter 33
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On the day of the library trip, Lola, Noni, Father Booty, Uncle Potty , and Sai try to find another restaurant to eat lunch. They go to Glenary’s,... (full context)
Chapter 34
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...harms him even further, however, as foreign nationals are not allowed to own property, and Uncle Potty had actually signed the papers on behalf of his friend. Uncle Potty offers to take... (full context)
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Father Booty isn’t comforted by Uncle Potty ’s assurance, since Potty is undependable and an alcoholic. Sai grows angry at these circumstances,... (full context)
Chapter 39
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Sai continues to hope for Gyan’s return. She reads Wuthering Heights and waits. She visits Uncle Potty , who confesses that he had considered himself a lover of love, often finding it... (full context)
Chapter 46
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...he remembers that she had been expensive. Mrs. Thondup says she must have been stolen. Uncle Potty and the Afghan princesses support this theory, as they have all had animals stolen from... (full context)
Chapter 53
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Sai thinks of escaping to Uncle Potty ’s house. The narrator says that one day soon, when Uncle Potty wakes from a... (full context)