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.
Eva Bates - This character is an old redhead that runs a joint by the river, who doesn't know much about the world, but knows how to love.
Frank Bennett - This character has an Oedipus complex, has a glass eye, and abuses many women in Whistle Stop.
Ruth Bennett - This character is in an abusive marriage, has a son, and leaves the marriage to start a rumored homosexual relationship with a childhood friend.
Ed Couch - This character works, drinks beer, watches the television, and is generally considered very lazy.
This section contains 494 words|
(approx. 2 pages at 300 words per page)