This is the protagonist of the book.
This person finds the act of sex disgusting and will hardly allow her husband to touch her.
This person is a simple farmer.
This person is the literature teacher who inspires the protagonist to pursue English Literature in college.
This person is very intelligent but has a bitter, cynical outlook on life.
This person is not a greatly intelligent man, and his decision to study English Literature is motivated more by practical convenience than a true interest.
This is the protagonist's daughter who develops a drinking problem.
This person is a professor at the University who suffers from an unfortunate deformity.
This person is a graduate student in the literature department who suffers from a deformity that makes him crippled.
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