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Surfacing Character Descriptions

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Character Descriptions

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.


Anna - This character is David's wife and the narrator's "best woman friend" for the past two months. Although she appears "always cheerful," this character is desperate, using her body as her only weapon.

David - This misogynist character teaches communications classes in an adult education program and tries to pass himself off as a "man of the people." He torments his wife by humiliating her.

Father - The narrator strongly feels this character's influence throughout her time on the island and describes him as devoted to logic and reason.


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