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.
Ardell - This character is an African American soldier who functions as the main character's alter-ego that only the main character can see or hear throughout the play.
Sergeant Brisbey - This character is a soldier at the field hospital in Vietnam who has been crippled by a land mine. This character asks the main character for a gun.
Burns - This character is a trainee who plays craps and is one of two who fail basic training.
The Corporal - This character occasionally leads the trainees in drills. The main...
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