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.
Henry Chinaski - This character is brought up by his parents who long for a wealthy lifestyle but are poor themselves.
Big Henry Chinaski - This character spends much of his time berating others, including his son.
Katherine Chinaski - This character is the one person who doesn't get beat on or constantly berated by the father in the story.
Richard Becker - This character is an aspiring writer.
Janice Ackerman - This character who tends the main character while he's undergoing treatment for his severe acne.
Emily - When the...
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