Perspective character ...........................................................................................................................Barry Morton in his late teens

Name: Barry L. Morton
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Age: 35
Gender: Male
Race/Ethnicity: Caucasian
Profession: Civil Engineer
Home Location: An apartment in the Powers Building
Memberships/Factions: RAMI
Relationships: Single, no relationships between 1915 and 1920
Disposition: Usually calm, cheerful and doesn't lose temper, but always ready to stand up for what he believes in.
High concept: Advancement in science above everything
Special skills/abilities: He is probably the best civil engineer in the city, also quite good with mechanics, which lets him build steam machines as a hobby.
Notable flaws/weaknesses: Barry is full of hubris and thinks he was better than everyone else. He places science and engineering above everything else, including relationships and love, partly because had his heart broken several years ago; this is why he is reluctant to engage in romantic relationships.
Also, he is impulsive and sometimes thinks less than he should before making a decision.
Memberships/Factions/Affiliations: RAMI, Society of Rochester Engineers which he founds later
Basic appearance description (daily, avg): Barry Morton is about 5'10'' tall and weighs 150 lbs. He is handsome, with brown eyes, mid-length dark brown hair, sunken cheeks and a defined jawline (refer to image). He usually wears a black suit and a white shirt , often without tie and with the topmost button open. He is always well groomed and clean shaven.
Motivations: ................................................................................................................................................Barry Morton in his 30s
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Short-term motivation
Medium-term motivation
Long-term motivation
Barry, not suspecting how soon it would be shut down, wanted to successfully finish the construction of the Rochester Subway that he was working on.
Barry was all about science, technology and engineering. One of his min goals was to oversee as many civil engineering projects in Rochester as he could and leave an immortal legacy.
Being a strong proponent of steam technology, which many people in the city have embraced, he hopes that he and his fellow steam tinkers will combat the negative and retarding (according to him) influence of and lead people down the bright path to a complete integration of steam technology into the city, and into people's everyday lives.


Narrative


Background (family, education, important life events)

Barry Morton was born in Rochester, New York on September 3rd, 1886 to Harry Morton, a catholic, and Daniella Morton, a jew, in an upper middle class family. He had a brother named Howard and a sister named Lucy.


Barry attended a private school from the age of 8 to 18. Physics was his favorite subject because he could connect it to everything he saw – machines, natural phenomena and construction. Thus he decided that he would be an engineer.

He attended the Rochester Athenaeum and Mechanics Institute and the University of Rochester which issued him a civil engineering degree in 1909.

Barry Morton engineered the Rochester Subway, the RPTS and the Cloud District.

He founds the Society of Rochester Engineers.


Current Biography (ca. 1921):

- Early life, family and education

Barry Morton was born in Rochester, New York on September 3rd, 1886 to Harry Morton, a catholic, and Daniella Morton, a jew, in an upper middle class family. He had a brother named Howard and a sister named Lucy.

His parents were from different religions, so Barry was exposed to two different cultures that coexisted in their home. However, due to the religious heterogeneity of his parents, he was not led in a definite religious direction, which led him to becoming an atheist. He is neutral to people involved in religious practices, because he considers them to be mislead, but he is against the concept of religion.

Barry attended a private school from the age of 8 to 18. Physics was his favorite subject because he could connect it to everything he saw – machines, natural phenomena and construction. Thus he decided that he would be an engineer.

He attended the Rochester Athenaeum and Mechanics Institute and the University of Rochester which issued him a civil engineering degree in 1909.


- Personal life and relationships

Barry Morton is close to his parents and siblings and frequently visits, or is visited by them.

Morton first fell in love when he was 15, with a girl at school called Susan Pevensie. He went on the first date with her on December 24th, 1901, when he experienced his first kiss. This relationship continued for a little over a year. His love for her faded a few months after he met Luna Lovegood. He dated Luna for 6 months; their relationship was full of love and promise of longevity, but soon it struck turbulence.
Luna realized that she could not put the guy she dated before behind her; she still loved him in spite of their breakup, and he loved her. So she left Barry with a broken heart. So he resolved not to make the same mistake again and to focus only on his career, which is one of the reasons he never dated yet, after his second relationship, and is still not married, at the age of 35.

- Career

Barry participated in numerous civil engineering projects in Rochester and in 5 years and built himself a reputation of one of the most elite civil engineers of the city. Some of his significant contributions to Rochester are that he supervised the constructions of the Rochester Subway, which was completed in 1918 and was hired by the billionaire, T. Edgar Twombly to design Rochester Pneumatic Transportation System (RPTS). He also contributed to the design of the Cloud District.

He can often be seen overseeing work at construction sites to make sure his designs are strictly followed.

Morton later founds the Society of Rochester Engineers.
He is a supporter of the city's advancement in steam technology, and spent some of his free time messing around with and building steam devices.




Early life, family and education
Barry Morton was born in Rochester, New York on September 3rd, 1886 to Harry Morton, a catholic, and Daniella Morton, a jew, in an upper middle class family. He had a brother named Howard and a sister named Lucy.
His parents were from different religions, so Barry was exposed to two different cultures that coexisted in their home. However, due to the religious heterogeneity of his parents, he was not led in a definite religious direction, which led him to becoming an atheist.
Barry attended a private school from the age of 8 to 18. Physics was his favorite subject because he could connect it to everything he saw – machines, natural phenomena and construction. Thus he decided that he would be an engineer.
He attended the Rochester Athenaeum and Mechanics Institute and the University of Rochester which issued him a civil engineering degree in 1909.
Personal life and relationships
Morton first fell in love when he was 15, with a girl at school called 1. He went on the first date with her on December 24th, 1901, when he experienced his first kiss. This relationship continued for a little over a year. His love for her faded a few months after he met 2. He dated 2 for 6 months; their relationship was full of love and promise of longevity, but soon it struck turbulence.
2 realized that she could not put 3, the guy she dated before, behind her; she still loved him in spite of their breakup, and he loved her. 2 left Barry with a broken heart. So he resolved not to make the same mistake again and to focus only on his career, which is one of the reasons he never dated yet, after his second relationship, and is still not married, at the age of 35.
Career

Barry participated in numerous civil engineering projects in Rochester and in 5 years built himself a reputation of one of the most elite civil engineers of the city. He supervised the constructions of the Rochester Subway, which was completed in 1918. He was also hired by the billionaire, T. Edgar Twombly to design Rochester Pneumatic Transportation System (RPTS)