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Caleb's Crossing Character Descriptions

Geraldine Brooks
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Character Descriptions

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.


Bethia - She is the book's protagonist, its central character, and narrator.

Caleb (Cheeshahteaumauk) - This is the English name given to a young native boy who befriends Bethia.

Pastor Mayfield, Goody Mayfield - He is Bethia's father; she is his wife.

Grandfather Mayfield - He is Pastor Mayfield's father.

Makepeace - He is Bethia's older brother.

Solace, Zuriel - They are two Mayfield children who die very young.

The Wampanoag - This is the name given to the community of natives living near the white community where Bethia and her...

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