The Wars

The Wars

by

Timothy Findley

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Stuart Ross Character Analysis

The youngest child of Mr. Ross and Mrs. Ross and the brother of Robert, Rowena, and Peggy Ross. Like other young boys his age, he glorifies war and is even excited at the thought of Robert dying honorably in battle so that he can share the news with his schoolmates. After the incident with Captain Leather and the horses at the end of the novel ruins Robert’s reputation, Stuart becomes one of his brother’s detractors.
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Stuart Ross Character Timeline in The Wars

The timeline below shows where the character Stuart Ross appears in The Wars. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Part 1, Chapter 3
Loss of Innocence Theme Icon
Honor, Duty, and Heroism Theme Icon
...photos. The snapshots feature Robert, his parents Thomas and Mrs. Ross, and his siblings Peggy, Stuart, and Rowena. The Rosses were a wealthy family who upheld a charitable public image and... (full context)
Part 1, Chapter 5
Trauma and War Theme Icon
Blame, Revenge, and Justice Theme Icon
Loss of Innocence Theme Icon
Honor, Duty, and Heroism Theme Icon
Rowena falls on a Sunday, when Stuart is supposed to be watching her. Robert, however, blames himself because he was his sister’s... (full context)
Part 1, Chapter 6
Trauma and War Theme Icon
Loss of Innocence Theme Icon
...her beloved pastime of holding the rabbits that the family keep in their stable, while Stuart is in the yard playing with Meg, the family’s pony, instead of supervising his sister.... (full context)
Part 1, Chapter 30
Trauma and War Theme Icon
From his post in Europe, Robert writes formal letters to Tom, Mrs. Ross, Peggy, Stuart, and even the family’s dog, Bimbo. The letters are laid in a velvet box in... (full context)
Part 2, Chapter 11
Blame, Revenge, and Justice Theme Icon
Honor, Duty, and Heroism Theme Icon
...is proud of Robert and angered by the mention of his detractors, including Robert’s brother Stuart. (full context)
Part 5, Chapter 9
Trauma and War Theme Icon
Honor, Duty, and Heroism Theme Icon
...around the house, crying out in a drunken stupor. Miss Davenport, Mr. Ross, Peggy, and Stuart are alarmed by her behavior. Stuart does not wish Robert ill, but is exhilarated at... (full context)