ARCHETYPE: Beautiful, comes off as innocent, is helpless and dependent, sensitive and breakable, passive, and has difficulty expressing anger or dealing with conflict. Dreamer: Longs to be something else.
"Angela could not be the bomber, not that sweet, pretty thing. Thing? Is that how she regarded that young woman, as a thing? And what had she ever said to her except ‘I hear you’re getting married, Angela’ or ‘How pretty you look, Angela.’ Had anyone asked about her ideas, her hopes, her plans? If I had been treated like that I'd have used, dynamite, not fireworks; no, I would have just walked out and kept right on going. But Angela was different." -Judge JJ Ford Chapter 21 Page 128
Molly is also very beautiful. She lets others make decisions for her and has trouble controlling her own life. She is very delicate, just like Angela, and she longs for a life where things are different. Her younger sister, Meg, is just like Turtle, and Molly is just like Angela. They both would rather be neglected like their younger sisters than have a life as just a "pretty thing" that can be bossed and toyed with.
Molly from A Summer To Die
Purpose & Impact Angela’s purpose in the story is to be the perfect angel that everybody overlooks. Even the readers wouldn’t suspect Angela to be the bomber. So, when we do find out her role is bomber, it has a big impact on the story. After that big turn, the story becomes even more unpredictable. At that point, anything could happen. Angela affects other characters as well. She makes Sydelle feel more important, and because of her incident with the third bomb, the reader gets to know the loving and protective side of Turtle.
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Judge Ford is always honest and just. She treats everyone equally and gives everyone a chance before she judges them. In this situation,the judge is trying to find out who Turtle is protecting/who the bomber is. She started with the least likely person, Angela. But when Turtles excited response confirmed that it was Angela, Judge Ford was taken by surprise. That is when she began to wonder if it could really be true.