This character is the hard-working, apartment building superintendent. The character is demonstrative and loud.
These are minor figures who serve primarily to reveal the narrator's thoughts and feelings. These characters are first seen as objects of desire, which later changes.
This character is the narrator of the stories.
Mother and Father
These characters have lived together for many years.
This character's name is never mentioned in the story, but it becomes clear who represents this character throughout the the various stories. This character is a keen observer of people in the apartment complex.
This character will soon turn seventy-seven and sits in a wheelchair by the elevator of the apartment complex.
This character is a two-dimensional figure who is nosy and wants the narrator to know about all of the goings-on in the apartment building.
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