Who is Virgil in Seedfolks and what are his characterstic traits?

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The Haitian boy named Virgil in the novel Seedfolks has just finished fifth grade and is looking forward to having the summer off. His father, on the other hand, is hard-working, ambitious, and has other ideas for his son. While Virgil is very obedient and helps his father grow fancy lettuce to sell to restaurants, he also just wants to be a kid. He helps his father in the hopes of getting a new eighteen speed bike with the money they earn. He is also curious and notices everything, from the rat crawling up a mans leg, to the rusty locket that he finds while digging in the dirt. Also, like most kids, he is very self conscious and embarrassed by his father. For example, he is embarrassed when his father takes up more space in the garden than the rest of the community and lies about it to their neighbor, who is also Virgil's former third grade teacher. He is also very embarrassed and disappointed when their harvest fails because all of the lettuce wilts in the heat. Virgil and his father are inexperienced gardeners, but they're learning along the way.

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In Seedfolks the boy called Virgil is a Haitian and is seen to be helpful. His father grows high class lettuces (gourmet standard) and the young Virgil helps him out, although we do not see the father in the book. Virgil is also the character who reports the good deeds of Miss Fleck (his third-grade schoolteacher) who has recently retired from teaching. He is also responsible for reporting the deeds of his father, crazed and driven as they are. The story shows what can be achieved through hope as a young girl plants some seeds in a barren desert of a parking lot. When the other residents see them begin to grow, it gives them hope too, and soon many people want to plant different crops. A new community is brought together and the characters develop their personalities and improve something about themselves.

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