The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven

The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven

Lynn Character Analysis

A young white woman of Irish heritage who attends Gonzaga University in Spokane with Junior Polatkin. The two of them have a one-night stand while both living in the dorms over Christmas break; their affair results in a pregnancy, and Lynn fathers a child named Sean Casey. Her parents “refuse to accept Sean Casey’s Indian blood,” but Lynn “continually” reminds Sean of his heritage by reading him books about Indians. Lynn and Junior remain in touch, and Lynn ensures that Junior is able to talk to his son on the phone after he decides to quit school and return to the reservation.
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Lynn Character Timeline in The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven

The timeline below shows where the character Lynn appears in The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Junior Polatkin’s Wild West Show
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...stares at a “beautiful blond woman” in the front of the room. Her name is Lynn, and Junior, after hearing her speak up about “mythologizing the [Wild] West,” falls “nearly in... (full context)
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...hurled at him.” A few days after Christmas, Junior goes to the mailboxes and finds Lynn there. They formally introduce themselves, and go together to a nearby restaurant. (full context)
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Lynn tells Junior that she notices he drinks a lot at parties. She asks him if... (full context)
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Junior imagines that he and Lynn are starring in a Western; they return to his dorm room, where they have sex.... (full context)
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Lynn gives birth to a boy “with dark skin and blue eyes.” She names him Sean... (full context)