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.
The Narrator / Maria - This person narrates the novel. This character is the child of a self-destructive person. This character is watchful and sensitive, portrayed as a person traumatized by a parent's behaviors and the death of someone close to this person.
Chick Benetto - This character is a self-destructive adult who grew up caught between love for the mother and a need to have the father's approval. This character lives with a great deal of guilt and remorse due to this struggle between parents.
Posey Benetto - This person is...
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