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.
Bertha - This character is the hard-working, apartment building superintendent. The character is demonstrative and loud.
Bikini sunbathers - 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.
Kersi - This character is the narrator of the stories.
Mother and Father - These characters have lived together for many years.
Narrator - This character's name is never mentioned in the story, but it becomes clear who represents this character throughout the the various stories...
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