This character is the protagonist of the novel.
Madame Marie Arnoux
This character is the protagonist's great love.
This character is the protagonist's closest friend.
Monsieur Jacques Arnoux
This character begins as an art dealer, later changes to manufacturing ceramics, and ends up selling rosaries.
This character is the protagonist's mother.
This character gives birth to the protagonist's son.
This character is a mathematics teacher and socialist activist who later becomes an oppressive member of the state.
This character is a law school acquaintance of the protagonist's who marries Cecile.
This character is a prominent painter and later a photographer.
This character takes over Jacques's art magazine and converts it into a political periodical.
This character is in love with the protagonist but marries his closest friend after being rejected by the protagonist.
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