The Wanderer

Rosalie Character Analysis

Not much is known about Rosalie, except that she used to be Dock’s lover. In the middle of the book, Dock recounts how the two had a very close and special relationship, but that she nonetheless decided to marry someone else. Rosalie appears in England, however, and briefly reunites with Dock. Still infatuated with her, Dock proposes to Rosalie, but she declines, saying that it would be too soon and that she has other plans.
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Rosalie Character Timeline in The Wanderer

The timeline below shows where the character Rosalie appears in The Wanderer. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
IV. Under Way
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31. Rosalie. In her next entry, Sophie writes about how, while she was watching whales with Dock,... (full context)
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33. Life. In her next journal entry, Sophie asks Uncle Stew if he knew Rosalie and if Dock liked her a lot. Stew answers yes to both, and implies that... (full context)
VI. Land
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...the car while Dock went up to the door, and when it opened, it was Rosalie. Dock gave her a strong embrace, and Sophie writes that he had the “biggest smile... (full context)
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...not going anywhere. Everyone put the argument aside for a while, Sophie said, and then Rosalie arrived, and went for a walk with Dock. (full context)
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75. Oh, Rosalie! Cody then writes an entry and says that Rosalie left Dock. She had plans she... (full context)