Minnie Foster - This is the maiden name of the suspect in the short story, who was a lively and pretty young woman.
Lewis Hale - This Iowa farmer is called on the day after the murder to participate in the investigation as a witness.
Martha Hale - This acquaintance of the suspect for over 20 years is the only character visible for the entire story.
George Henderson - This young county lawyer intends to prosecute the suspect for the murder of her husband.
Henry Peters - As a man of the law, this character's main goal is to convict the murderer.
Mrs. Peters - This character's first tendency is to discourage the female witness from rushing to conclusions and tampering with the evidence they uncover in the kitchen.
Sheriff Peters - This character is driven by the belief that he and his assembly of men can solve...
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