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.
Helen Chambers - Ishmael's mother
Ishmael Chambers - Newspaper reporter for the island of San Piedro
Nels Gudmundsson - Kabuo's appointed defense attorney
Carl Heine, Jr. - Subject of an Amity Harbor murder trial
Carl Heine, Sr. - Made an arrangement with Zenhichi leasing him seven acres of land
Etta Heine - The widow of an elder character
Susan Marie Heine - The widow of a younger character.
Alvin Hooks - The prosecuting attorney
Fujiko Imada - Hatsue's mother
Hisao Imada - Hatsue's father
Abel Martinson - The Sheriff's Deputy
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