Wolfe

Outer characterization

The main character in “Safe Enough” by Lee Child is Wolfe. 

He is “a city boy”  who is used to living in a town: “He was oblivious to the chlorine taste of city water, and to him the roar of traffic was the same thing as absolute tranquil silence.”  He works in construction as an electrician. However, by the end of the story, his social and economic status changes, as he opens his own business and ends up living in a house in the suburbs. 

Inner characterization

Wolfe’s inner characterization shows him to be a simple man, who enjoys his work but lacks a higher education. Mary comes to see him as a “boring” man because of this. 

His actions of snooping around Mary’s house and following her without her knowledge point to an obsessive personality. He follows M...

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