Tevye - This character is a philosophical dairyman who is ready to quote the Bible or other Jewish text on every occasion.
Golde - This character is a typical Jewish housewife who is especially good at cooking dairy dishes such as blintzes.
Tsaytl - This character secretly agrees to marry a tailor.
Hodl - This character is an intellectual and reads a lot, eventually falling in love with her tutor.
Chava - This character falls in love with a non-Jew scribe.
Shprintze - This character commits suicide after the break up of a proposed marriage.
Beilke - This character eventually flees with her husband to America where they work in sweatshops.
Efrayim the Matchmaker - This character is having problem doing business because more people are arranging their own marriages.
Layzar the Butcher - This character is an older man who is a wealthy widower.
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