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The Borrowers
The Borrowers
by Mary Norton
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Character Role Analysis

Arrietty and the Boy

These two start off on the wrong foot in a major way. Each is prejudiced against the other for being either a human or borrower. Both, however, learn from each other about how the other half lives, and become friends.

After all, they have a lot in common. Both have been cooped up and deprived of independence, and both relish the opportunity to learn new worlds together. Both of them want a friend, and they're willing to endure a fair amount of trouble to achieve that goal.


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