In the novel A Simple Plan, by Scott Smith, the reader discovers how a peaceful, quiet and happy life of a person can be instantly changed by an event which he or she considered to be a sign of happiness and prosperity. However, sometimes those events, which we often dream about, result in a complete destruction of our lives and personalities. Sometimes, the gifts of fate have devastating effect on our families, friends and other people we know. A Simple Plan, is a novel about the devastating effect of a sports bag filled with money which was initially supposed to be a sign of luck and an answer to all of the problems for the two brothers and a friend, but turned out to be the cause of grief, sorrow and personal destruction of their personalities and their lives.
Main Characters .
Hank Mitchell - The main character of the novel who lives in a small town .
of Delphia, 30 miles east of Asheville, Minnesota. He is .
happily married to his classmate from college. His wife .
is expecting their first daughter. Hank has a job at Delano .
Feed and Grain Mill as an assistant manager and head .
accountant for a modest, but sufficient salary so he can .
afford to by a house for his family and pay bills. Hank .
has a brother Jacob, but his relationship with Jacob is not .
a close one, because Hank feels that his brother is very .
different from him. .
Jacob Mitchell - The older brother of Hank with a difference of three .
years. He did not obtain a good education by dropping .
out of high school and worked all his life on the farm .
owned by his father who passed away while Hank was in .
college. Jacob rents a small apartment above the hardware .
store in the town where he was born. He works on a .