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1By Ellen Raskin Exposition The Westing GameBy Ellen RaskinExposition
2Setting Mood Same Westing was found dead in his Westingtown mansion All of the suspects/heirs are living in Sunset Towers expect Mr. Amber who lives in the basement of Green’s GroceryShockedDistraughtExcitedNervous
3PLOTSam Westing is dead in his will he said that one of the heir has killed him. Mr. Westing alone knows the name of the murder. Whichever one of the heirs find out who the killer is will inherit Sam Westing’s fortune. Let the games begin…
4Which one killed Mr. Westing? 16 SuspectsWhich one killed Mr. Westing?
5Baumbach FLORA BAUMBACH Maiden name: Flora Miller Age 60 Job: DressmakerHusband left her years ago, he sends no moneyShe had a retarded daughter, RosalieSold bridal shop last year after Rosalie died of pneumoniaSends most of her time at the stockbrokers
6WESTING CONNECTIONMrs. Baumbach made a wedding gown for Mr. Westing daughter Violet Westing, which she never got to wear.
7Amber OTIS JOSEPH AMBER: Age 62 Job: Delivery boy Education: fourth-grade dropoutIQ of 50Lives in the basement of Green’s GrocerySingleNo living relatives
8Mr. Amber delivered letters from E. J. Plum, Attorney both times. WESTING CONNECTIONMr. Amber delivered letters from E. J. Plum, Attorney both times.
9Deere D. DENTON DEERE: Age: 25 Education: graduate of UW Medical SchoolFirst-year intern, Plastic SurgeryParents live in Racine (parents are not heirs)Engaged to Angela Wexler (one of the heirs)Deere
10WESTING CONNECTIONEngaged to Angela Wexler, who looks like Sam Westing’s daughter, Violet, who was also to be married. But to a politician not an intern
11Pulaski SYDELLE PULASKI: Age 50 Education: high school, one year of secretarial schoolSecretary to the president of Schultz SausagesIs taking her first vacation in 25 yearsLived with widowed mother and two aunts until she moved in to Sunset TowersWalked with crutches even before she broke her ankle in the second bombing
13Crow BERTHE ERICA CROW: Age: 57 Education: 1 year of high school Married at age 16, divorced at age 40Ex-husband's name: Windy Windkloppelhospital records: problems related to alcohol problemsGave up drinking when she took up religionStarted Good Salvation Soup KitchenWorks as cleaning woman in Sunset Towers
15McSouthers ALEXANDER MCSOUTHERS Called Sandy Age: 65 Born in Edinburgh, ScotlandImmigrated to Wisconsin at age 3Jobs: mill worker, union organizer, prizefighter, doorman.Married has six kids, and two grandkidsNo regular payment
16WESTING CONNECTIONWorked in Westing Paper Plant for 10 years, but fired by Sam Westing himself for trying to organize the workers
17Ford JOSIE-JO FORD Age: 42 Education: Columbia, law degree, Harvard Jobs: assistant district attorney, Judge, family court, state supreme court, appellate divisionNot married, no kids
18Education financed by Sam Westing, the debt was never repaid WESTING CONNECTIONEducation financed by Sam Westing, the debt was never repaid(Lived in the Westing house, her mother was the maid, her father was the gardener.)
19The Hoo Family JAMES SHIN HOO: Born in Chicago Age 50 Added Shin in his name when he went into the restaurant business because it sounded more ChineseOwns a high class restaurant on the top floor of Sunset towersFirst wife died of cancer five years agoMarried again last yearHas one son DouglasSUN LIN HOO:Born in ChinaAge 28Immigrated from Hong Kong two year agoDoes not speak much EnglishDOUGLAS HOO:Age 18High school track starIs competing in track meet against collage milers
20WESTING CONNECTIONMr. Hoo sued Same Westing over the invention of the disposable paper diaper. Case never came to court because Mr. Westing disappeared. Mr. Hoo settled with the company last year for $25,000. (Mr. Hoo thinks he was cheated)
21The Wexler Family JAKE WELER Age 45 Education: graduated from MarquetteMarried for 22 yearsHas two daughtersANGELA WEXLERAge: 20Engaged to marry D. Denton Deere (also a heir)Education: one year of college (high grades)Victim of the third bombingGRACE WEXLERMaiden name Grace WindkloppleAge 42Married to Jake WexlerJob: interior decoratorSpends most of her time in Mr. Hoo’s restaurantTURTLE WEXLERReal name: Tabitha-Ruth Wexlerage:13 (junior high student)Plays in the stock market
22WESTING CONNECTIONGrace Windsor Wexler claims that Sam Westing is her real uncle.(Angela looks like Violet Westing, so does Grace, except she’s older)
23The Theodorakis brothers CHRISTOS THEODORAKISAge: 15Confined to wheelchair, disease struck about four years agoKnows a lot about birdsNeither parents are heirsTHEO THEODORAKISAge: 17Is a High-school seniorWorks in the family coffee shopWants to be a writerNeither parents are heirs
24WESTING CONNECTIONFather was childhood sweetheart of Sam Westing’s daughter, Violet. Mrs. Westing broke up the affair. She wanted Violet to marry somebody else, but Violet Westing killed herself before the wedding.