Turtle Wexler is one of the main characters in the Westing Game. She was one of the 16 heirs involved in the novel. The first mentioning of Turtle was when the Wexler's were moving into the apartments. As stated in the text, "The third bedroom was a trifle small, but it would do just fine for Turtle"(Raskin 3).
Turtle Wexler is 13 years old and usually wears a long dark braid. Turtle's real name is Tabitha-Ruth Wexler. In the novel, it states, "Rea name: Tabitha Ruth Wexler. Age: 13. Junior-high-school student...Smart kid, but kicks people"(Raskin 116. The readers are revealed to more about Turtle as the story keeps progressing.
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Turtle Wexler's strongest personality trait is that she kicks people who touch her braid. As Flora was getting up, she started to protect her knee. As it states in the text, "...quickly sank down to protect her sore shin in the shag carpeting"(Raskin 10). Turtle had kicked Flora in the shin because she had pulled her braid.
Don't touch my braid!
OWW!! My shin!
*Kicks Sandy McSouthers*
Turtle's character trait in the beginning of the novel was stubborn and nasty. She was arguing with her mom about Angela, her sister, marrying Doctor Denton Deere. As stated in the text, "Besides, who would want to marry that stuck- up- know- it- all- marshmallow- face- doctor- denton"(Raskin 11). The readers can learn that Turtle cnan be very argumentative and that sh has to give her side of each situation.
"That's enough of your smart mouth"(Raskin 11)!
"Besides, who would want to marry that stuck- up- know- it- all-marshmallow- face- doctor- denton..."(Raskin 11)?
A character trait that Turtle had in the middle of the novel was that she was very determined because she really wanted to win the money at the end of the game for whoever won it. Turtle didn't say one word about the clues she had found.
"Just one eensy-beensy clue"(Raskin 55)?
A character trait that Turtle had at the end of the novel was that she was loyal to Flora Baumbach. When Sandy McSouthers died, Turtle ran to Flora Baumbach's comforting arms to help calm down. In the text, it states, "Baba, Baba, I don't want to play anymore"(Raskin 152). The readers can learn that Turtle is a dynamic character.
"Baba, Baba, I don't want to play anymore"(Raskin 152).