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.
Narrator - This person experiences intense grief after his son dies.
Eric - This person dies at the age of 25 in a mountain climbing accident.
God - This person feels mankind's suffering and has overcome death.
Jesus Christ - This person was raised from the dead.
Mourners - These are people who have seen much sorrow and injustice.
Friend's son - This is a person who commits suicide.
Bernhard - This person meets a friend in Munich.
Undertaker - This is a person who prepares dead bodies.
Claire - This person...
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