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 appears in Friend of My Youth - She is the daughter of Flora Grieves' friend, a schoolteacher who came to live on her farm.
Flora appears in Friend of My Youth - She is a very conservative, puritanical woman who does not embrace change lightly or easily.
Brenda appears in Five Points - She is a woman who feels trapped and stifled in her marriage, needing an affair, not simply for the physical pleasure, but for the emotional release it brings.
Maria appears in Five Points - She needs...
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