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.
Shevek - He is a temporal physicist, which means that he studies time, on Anarres and is devoted to the ideology on which his society was founded.
Takver - She is supportive of Shevek's plans to make Anarres a better place and of his decision to go to Urras.
Bedap - He insists that there is a power structure at work that is robbing them of their freedom.
Sadik - She suffers socially when the other children abuse her because of Shevek's unpopular ideas about communicating with the Urrasti.
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