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A Simple Plan

             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 .

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