Title and Author: The Rich Brother by Tobias Wolff Genre: Short story The Rich Brother is a story about two brothers, Pete and Donald. Pete, the older brother. 24 Apr Background Information: The Author: The author of The Rich Brother is Tobias Wolff. Tobias was born in Birmingham, Alabama. After his. In the short story “The Rich Brother”, by Tobias Wolff (), Pete is the older brother and is always looking out for his little brother, Donald. The author.

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As the story moves on, the two brothers pick up Webster, a man who tells them a mythic tale about his own experiences with dreams and relatives – gold mines and greed, family and friends. Davis Miller rated it it was amazing May 27, He turns the car around to find his brother. Add a personal note: Donald- The younger brother of Pete.

He is a married man with 2 daughters and lived in Santa Cruz. He tells wolfr his own dream involving goldmine and greed.

From this brief time, we know that Webster not only has experienced struggles first hand, but is open enough to be able to share his past struggles with other people; people he barely knew. Now his daughter is ill as well, so he asks Pete and Donald for a ride to see her since his car is not working.


Joshua Bermudez rated it it was ok Jan 15, Babatunde Adeosun rated it liked it Mar 11, Pete decides to leave his brother at the side of the road. Or if you need this sample for free, we can send it to you via email. Donald is something of a drifter, never keeping a job for long, often migrating from one religious commune to another.

Memories of the Lost War. Pete is skeptical of Webster, but Donald is ready to give him a ride.

Wolff paints Donald as the brother who throughout the prevalent sibling rivalry still shows love to his brother by trying to guide him the best way he can. Pete is never called or broter as rich, but it is something easily inferred just from the beginning of the story.

Which shows that he cares and loves Donald, and not just trying to get something out of Donald. Donald, the younger brother, lives alone, paints houses, ricb, at times, in an ashram in Berkeley, and always owes his brother money. Pete is always trying to help Donald out, but Donald still thinks Pete needs help more than he does. And what about Pete’s interior life?

Sometimes, tobbias, the author does not give a description at all to describe how they are feeling, but tobbias uses what another character says to show their emotions pg. Where is your brother? Donald would end up with a huge sum of money just for doing a good deed out of his heart pg. Send this link to let others join your presentation: Pete gets pissed at Donald and snaps off on him, for minor things.


The Rich Brother short story by Tobias Wolff. We also find out that there has always been a feud between Pete and Donald when Donald reveals memories of Pete attacking him when he believed Donald was asleep.

The Rich Brother Analysis

Choose an optimal rate and be sure to get the unlimited number of samples immediately without having to wait in the waiting list choose a membership plan. Would we do that? Sep 27, Karla marked it as to-read. Is there any way you can relate the conflict between Pete and Rcih to your own life?

Cody rated it really liked it Aug 28, He had nice things. Stories of Resilience wolff Childhood: When he comes to, he finds Webster is gone along with the money that Pete had given to Donald.

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Tori rated it it was ok Jun 29, Nikayla Steinmetz rated it liked it Beother 27, Who is the rich brother? Want to Read saving….

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