– Melba recalls her father as a large man—over six feet four, with “broad shoulders and big muscles in his arms.” Melba’s father works as a hostler’s helper on the Missouri Pacific Railroad. Melba’s parents divorce when she is seven because her mother becomes frustrated with Howell’s refusal to go back to school and finish one more course to obtain a college degree so that he can get a better-paying job. He resists this, Melba writes, because he preferred the relative freedom of the outdoors.
Howell Character Timeline in Warriors Don’t Cry
The timeline below shows where the character Howell appears in Warriors Don’t Cry. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
...niggers.” Lois does not argue with the nurse, out of fear of costing her husband, Howell, his job. She begins Melba’s treatment herself and, within two days, Melba’s condition improves. (full context)
...During her early childhood, she lives there with her mother, Lois, her grandmother, India, her father, Howell, and her younger brother, Conrad. In the front hallway, there are tall mahogany bookcases... (full context)
...on a shopping spree there with the money from their earnings from the week. When Howell looks over the bill, he notices that the family is overcharged by twenty-two dollars—more than... (full context)
...clothes that Melba was wearing. While in the bathtub, Melba hears the adults, including her father, arguing about how to handle the situation. Howell insists that they not call the police... (full context)