The Year of the Hangman
by: Gary Blackwood
Uncle Gower- This is Creighton's uncle and he lives in Florida to pursue helping the British win the war; by being kernel.
Benjamin Franklin- Inventor that is on the Americans side, and runs a printing shop. He lets Crieghton stay at his home with food and shelter as long as he works in the printing shop.
Beginning Event, Pg. 13-18
Middle Events, Pgs. 51-54 & 168-172
- Printing shop is set on fire by a British burner. Crieghton runs outside to the shop and catches one burner. He kicks and tries to hurt him, clearly showing no more loyalty to his own kind, and infuriation at the situation. Creighton then tries to save the prints inside the burning shop but doesn't make it out in time (This shows Crieghton's loyalty to Dr. Franklin). Although Creighton and Dr. Franklin are saved with injuries, Dr. Franklin dies soon after. This shows Creighton how much he's starting to care about Americans.
Ending Events, Pgs. 188-199 & 214-222
-Crighton's uncle is convinced that general Arnold and Creighton are traitors (which they are). This was the last straw for Crieghton and Uncle, Arnold, and Crighton duel. This results in Arnold being shot, and Uncle Gower being dead. Crighton and Arnold must flea before news are released and they are wanted. This event happened so that the readers could clearly tell that Crieghton has finally changed and decided which side to help win the war (British). Creighton is finally able to see that he wants to help the americans.