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A Character Sketch ~ by Dave Schofield

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Dave Schofield Gordon is based on a mature student who attends a class where I work. He is the sort of student who tries to answer every question even when he doesn't know the answer - he wants to be heard. From overheard snippets and my own preconceptions, I imagine this man is a divorcee, perhaps with children of his own who live with his ex-wife- I imagine him in his un-lived-in apartment, struggling with the time between custody visits. Although his life appears tatty and miserable he is ex-military and his shoes are always clean and his trousers pressed. He represents a worry of my own - of having children and then becoming estranged from them as so many fathers nowadays are.

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