This character is an inventor who appears to suffer from a manic episode during the novel.
This character is a teenager who is often shamed into attempting impossible feats by his father.
This character embraces a 1950s view of marriage where the husband has unlimited power and is always right.
In the last half of the novel, this character serves as a mouthpiece for the family's increasing doubts in the father to the point where he suggests killing him.
This character is an identical twin, but is the leader and more vocal of the two.
This character is an identical twin who rarely speaks, but shows normalcy by requesting ice cream early in the novel.
This character is a Protestant minister with a church in Baltimore and a mission at Guampu in Honduras.
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