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.
Iva Archer - Sam Spade was having an affair with this character and often goes to lengths to avoid her.
Miles Archer - He leers wolfishly at Brigid O'Shaughnessy, offers to handle her case personally and is lured to his death because of his lechery. He dies forgetting his better instincts and behaving inappropriately.
Phil Archer - Although he does not appear in the novel, this character is instrumental in the plot: When he finds out that Spade was having an affair with Iva he tells it to the police.
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