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.
The Narrator - This is the novel's central figure, its protagonist, and is generally regarded as a thinly disguised self-portrait of the author.
Anatole France, Franz Kafka - The writings of these two authors supply the quotes that introduce the book and, in the case of the quote from one, its title.
Maria - The narrator first encounters this eccentric and bohemian person on one of his trips to the art school across the road from his conservative prep school.
Paul - He is another of the students at the art school, viewed...
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