At the Sign of the Star
By Katherine Sturtevant
Meg Moore - Only child and soon to be heir to her fathers bookstore and copyrights.
Mrs. Moore - Was a business partner to Meg's father in the bookstore. Died in childbirth four years ago to Meg's younger brother.
Mr. Moore - Owns a bookstore and promises Meg that she will take on his love for books. He also remarrires.
Louis Moore - Younger brother who died at the age of three, due to a fever.
Hester - Meg's bestfriend, who enjoys viewing the stars with Meg.
Susannah - Meg's stepmother, who bears an heir.
- Character v. Character: Meg's father remarries, causing emotional grief in the household. She will no longer be able to work with books for the rest of her life. This is due to her stepmother, Susannah, wanting Meg to act as a lady and do ladylike things.
- Character v. Self: After Meg's father marries Susannah, Meg unfortunately realizes that she will no longer be her fathers heir. This is because Susannah will most likely have a boy with Meg's father. She is scared to lose all her knowledge of books, and her fathers bookstore.
- Character v. Self: Meg doesn't know how to politely explain to her stepmother, that she wants to continue dealing with books for the rest of her life. She doesn't want to do ladylike activities such as sewing, cooking, cleaning and staying in the house all day.