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.
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...
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