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.
Jessie - This character, who is the mother of the three siblings in the play, died years before the play begins.
Joey - The youngest sibling who has hopes of becoming a professional boxer.
Lenny - This character, a pimp with a string of prostitutes, attempts to dominate his sibling's spouse.
MacGregor - A ruffian friend of the head of the household, this character had a "close relationship" with the retired butcher's spouse.
Max - This seventy year-old character is head of the household and is a shrewd, crude, brutish retired...
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