Winesburg, Ohio

Winesburg, Ohio

by

Sherwood Anderson

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Hal Winters Character Analysis

A farmhand who works with Ray Pearson. Hal is an irresponsible young man who was a troublemaker in his youth and now has careless sexual relationships with women. When he accidentally gets a girl pregnant, he goes to Ray for advice and unknowingly sends the older man into an existential crisis about his own role as a husband and father.
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Hal Winters Character Timeline in Winesburg, Ohio

The timeline below shows where the character Hal Winters appears in Winesburg, Ohio. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
21. The Untold Lie
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Ray Pearson and Hal Winters are laborers on the Wills farm outside of Winesburg who come into town to... (full context)
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One October day, Ray and Hal are joking with each other as they husk corn in a field. Ray, who is... (full context)
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Hal questions whether or not marriage has been worthwhile for Ray and reveals that he has... (full context)
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...anything to women who willingly enter relationships with them. Ray decides that he will find Hal before he gets to town and tell him not to marry Nell. (full context)
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Running to catch Hal, Ray reflects upon the traveling and life goals that he sacrificed when he married his... (full context)