The Wanderer

Frank Character Analysis

A friend of Dock’s, Frank lives in Grand Manan, where the crew stops before they finally set off across the ocean towards Bompie. Frank irritates Sophie when he assumes that, because she’s a girl, she must be the one who does all the cooking on The Wanderer. Frank takes the crew of The Wanderer clamming, and also to his grandson’s baptism, which freaks Sophie out—seeing the people being baptized—getting dunked in the water—greatly discomforts her.
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Frank Character Timeline in The Wanderer

The timeline below shows where the character Frank appears in The Wanderer. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
III. The Island
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...arriving at Gran Manan, an Island in the Bay of Fundy, Nova Scotia. Dock’s friend Frank meets them when they dock, and they all go to his house to meet his... (full context)
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17. Tradition. Sophie then writes an entry about how Frank and Frank’s wife treat Sophie as if she’s somehow different from the other crewmembers, in... (full context)
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Later, the crew of The Wanderer goes to a baptism for Frank’s grandson. When Sophiesees the people being baptized get dunked into the holy water, she starts... (full context)
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...journal, he says that he came up on Dock having another serious conversation—this time with Frank—and that the two hushed up when they saw him. Another weird thing happened, too, when... (full context)
IV. Under Way
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...brother. Joey told Dock that Rosalie’s husband died, and that she had gone to visit Frank at Grand Manan to see him and the whales. That’s why Dock wanted to go... (full context)