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.
Sister Arter - One of the members of a parish who goes to Washington, D.C. with the hopes of making contact with a government official.
Sister Bearmasher - This character is the only person who can get control of another character who seems to have gone crazy. It is with this character's help that the crazy person is taken to the police.
Bliss's Mother - This character, without a formal name, accuses another character of rape. The false accusation leads to a lynching. Additionally, this character's child is abandoned with the brother of...
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