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Character Sketch

Margie Jones

  • Margie is an eleven-year-old girl who represents future students in the twenty-second century. 
  • She is a typical young girl who dislikes school which is highly personalized and includes a television and a mechanical teacher. She studies in the comfort of her home. Her homework is checked by her mechanical teacher, a computer, and she also gets lessons from it. Character Sketch:- The Fun They Had Notes | Study English Class 9 - Class 9
  • Margie does not like her school because she is confined to a room and has to study alone at a fixed time every day. Margie is a curious girl. When she finds a real book in Tommy's hands, she is eager to know about its contents. In fact, she wants to read the book herself.
  • However, she is surprised that the book describes a school of the old times that had real men as teachers, and classes were conducted in a special building. 
  • She is fascinated to learn that in those times the students of the same level studied together. She concludes that the old system was much better as the students had so much fun when they studied together and could help each other. 
  • It is through Margie that the author has projected a contrast between the schools of today and the schools of the future.

Tommy

  • Tommy, a young boy of thirteen years, plays an important role in the story as he is the one who finds a book about the schools from earlier times. 
  • The entire action of the story begins after that. He represents the students of the future era when the education will be absolutely mechanized and automated. 
  • Tommy is very curious. As soon as he discovers a real book, he starts reading it. However, he does not like the idea of printed books which, according to him, are a waste once they have been read. 
  • Compared to Margie, he is not as sensitive to the contents of the book. He has an air of superiority – he snubs Margie when she expresses her ignorance about old schools.
  • Tommy has been used by the author to contrast the school education of the twentieth century with that of the twenty-second.

Mechanical Teacher

  • The mechanical teacher is a robot programmed to individually suit Margie's learning needs. Margie hates the teacher, which is described as "large and black and ugly" with a slot where she has to insert homework.

Mrs. Jones

  • Mrs. Jones is Margie's mother. She appears in the story only in relation to Margie's schooling, about which she has strong opinions.
    Example: she called the County Inspector to come fix Margie's teacher when it kept giving her geography tests that were too hard. 
  • She also enforced the timing of Margie's schooling, believing that school should happen at the same time every day.

County Inspector

  • The County Inspector is described as a round little man with a red face. 
  • Margie's mother sends for him when Margie's teacher malfunctions and gives her geography tests that are too hard. 
  • The Inspector takes apart the teacher and puts it back together, resetting its geography level to an average ten-year-old level.
  •  He reassures Margie and her mother that it was not her fault that the geography tests were too hard.
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