This section provides a short description of all the major characters in the book. This can be printed out as a study guide for students, used as a "key" for leading a class discussion, or you can jump to the quiz/homework section to find worksheets that incorporate these descriptions into a variety of question formats.
Booker - He is a white man who recently joined the Communist Party. He is so new to the party that he does not know the name of the other people who belong to it.
Johnny-Boy - He is one of the two sons of Sue. The story opens with Sue waiting for him, who is late in coming home.
Reva - She is a young white woman who is infatuated with Johnny-Boy, but the two never come into contact in the course of the story, symbolic of their ill-fated relationship.
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