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.
Hunter S. Thompson - This character was born in 1937 and died in 2005. He was a journalist who utilized a unique personal style of reporting in the first-person. He set down personal observations and experiences in an easy-going style, which gradually came to be known as 'gonzo journalism.' He is sometimes criticized for a lack of objectivity; but his first-hand accounts are authoritative within their sphere and make particularly interesting reading.
Ralph - This character was the acknowledged leader of the Hell's Angels throughout the period covered by the text. He...
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