Warriors Don’t Cry


Melba Beals

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Melba’s husband, whom she meets in college. The couple marry six months after meeting and have one daughter together named Kellie. John and Melba divorce after seven years together over his being a “farm boy” who wanted a wife who would “putter around the house and have babies,” which conflicted with Melba’s wish to be a journalist.
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John Character Timeline in Warriors Don’t Cry

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Chapter 18
The Cost of Non-Conformity Theme Icon
Relationships, Romance, and Empathy  Theme Icon
...meets a brown-haired soldier “wearing olive-drab fatigues.” He reminds her of Danny. His name is John and he is a blind date for Melba’s roommate but soon returns to visit Melba.... (full context)