The Lieutenant

by

Kate Grenville

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Lieutenant Timpson Character Analysis

Lieutenant Timpson is a very young soldier who shows everyone his miniature painting of his love, Betsy. Rooke is often willing to indulge Timpson and allows him to talk about Betsy, but he recognizes that Timpson is too young to understand that nobody is interested in a painting of someone else's girlfriend.
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Lieutenant Timpson Character Timeline in The Lieutenant

The timeline below shows where the character Lieutenant Timpson appears in The Lieutenant. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Part 2, Chapter 4
Imperialism, Racism, and Morality Theme Icon
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...carefully when he joins them for dinner. Rooke sits between Silk and the young Lieutenant Timpson, a tedious man who goes on about how the female prisoners are all loose and... (full context)
Language, Communication, and Friendship Theme Icon
Imperialism, Racism, and Morality Theme Icon
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Timpson whines that he's homesick and hungry during the meal. When everyone is finished, Governor Gilbert... (full context)
Part 4, Chapter 1
Violence and Rationality Theme Icon
Individuality vs. Communality Theme Icon
Imperialism, Racism, and Morality Theme Icon
Storytelling and Truth Theme Icon
...the truth. Silk continues and says that Brugden is still alive, but will die soon. Timpson mutters something as the crowd erupts, but Silk speaks over them and says that Warungin... (full context)