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.
Norman Mailer - This character gets belligerently drunk his first night in Washington, DC.
Mitchell Goodman - This character convinces the author to join the march on the Pentagon.
Robert Lowell - This character holds a rapt audience's attention by softly reading a poem.
Ed de Grazia - The character is stripped of his emcee duties immediately before an event at the Ambassador hotel.
Dwight Macdonald - This character feels awkward at a party because he is reviewing a friend's new novel.
Harris - This character seems to be the leader of this...
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