The Moon is Down


John Steinbeck

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Tom Anders Character Analysis

A local fisherman, and Will Anders’s brother. With Will, Tom escapes the town after Jack Anders—his other brother—is killed for having blown up a car. Also with Will, he is involved in Mayor Orden’s plan to ask British forces to drop packages of dynamite to help the town fight its invaders.
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Tom Anders Character Timeline in The Moon is Down

The timeline below shows where the character Tom Anders appears in The Moon is Down. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter 6
Order, Control, and Hierarchy Theme Icon
...tells her that the mayor is about to arrive with two men named Will and Tom Anders. She gives Molly a piece of meat she stole from Colonel Lanser’s plate. She... (full context)
Democracy and Conquest Theme Icon
...the house. Although she’s somewhat suspicious of Molly, she fetches Mayor Orden, Doctor Winter, and Tom and Will Anders, who are all waiting outside. Once inside, Orden addresses the Anders brothers,... (full context)
Appearances and Civility Theme Icon
Tom and Will Anders agree to make a plea for explosives to the English government when... (full context)