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.
Pete Bancini - This character is a self-pitying patient who suffered brain damage at birth and says he's been dead for all of his fifty-five years. Constantly complaining of being tired, at times he is forcibly removed from group therapy session and put to bed. As the book unfolds, however, this character begins to escape the imprisonment of his fixation on the past and take a more active role in the ward.
Billy Bibbit - This character is a weak mama's boy who is totally under Big Nurse's thumb. She has...
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