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.
David Bourne - This character, born in the U.S. and raised by his father in East Africa, was an aviator during the First World War and published his second novel shortly before this story opens.
Catherine Hill Bourne - This character is the quintessential Hemingway heroine: slim, active, golden, tanned, and athletic with short hair. She is completely focused on being a good wife and fulfilling her husband's every desire.
Marita - This character is a lesbian that is seduced into being the third partner in a newlywed tryst.
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