Everything you need to understand or teach Upon Some Midnights Clear by Carl Kosak.
All of Constantine's characters are realistically presented, and nearly all may be related to the theme of authority. Readers learn something about the characters Balzic deals with through his reflections, but characters are primarily revealed, as in drama, through their speech and actions.
The characters may be divided between those who recur throughout the series, and those who are unique to a particular book. The latter group consists mainly of those essential to the plot, but a few minor characters are introduced for thematic reasons.
Of course, the central character in all the books, and a major source of their appeal, is the Serbian-Italian police chief, Mario Balzic. As with any effective series, part of the reader's motivation to follow the whole series is interest in following the development of the protagonist. In Upon Some Midnights Clear two particular aspects of Balzic's character are introduced. One is his...