Blackie Collins - This character refuses to live up to the expectations of his demanding father.
Charlie Collins - This character is a medical student who lives in an apartment in the city. A popular guy, he represents the perfect son.
Cole Collins - This character represents the corporate, middle-class white man. He has high expectations for his children and blames their failures on the influence of other boys.
Jamie Collins - This character is a love interest and the only girl among the five children. She is a feminist and is respected for speaking her mind.
Johnny Collins - This character is "flame-haired as a matchstick," and is also described as flighty.
Mona Collins - This character represent the traditional role of women in marriage: she basically goes along with everything the man says and lets him make all of the important decisions in their lives.
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