Anna - She plays the maternal role for Joe in place of their deceased mother.
Barker - He is the manager of the Baltimore Chocolate Drop and is distraught when Joe kills his boxer.
Frank Bonaparte - He is a labor union representative for the Congress of Industrial Organizations.
Joe Bonaparte - Known only as Boy in the first part of the first scene, is a talented violinist, who trades his musical dream for the chance to pursue a life of fame and fortune in boxing.
Mr. Bonaparte - He is Joe's Italian father, whom Joe alienates when he starts to get famous because of his boxing career.
Boy - See Joe Bonaparte.
Mr. Carp - He is Mr. Bonaparte's pessimistic friend, who often backs up his gloomy statements with quotes from the German philosopher, Arthur Schopenhauer.
Drake - He is one of two sports writers who...
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