This week's book giveaway is in the Mac OS forum. We're giving away four copies of a choice of "Take Control of Upgrading to Yosemite" or "Take Control of Automating Your Mac" and have Joe Kissell on-line! See this thread for details.
What kind of Object is it? Is it an instance of the Character wrapper class? If so, you can call the charValue() method to get a char primitive. If not, you need to provide some more detail. For instance, what request are you talking about? If possible, you should post some code to illustrate what you are trying to do.