The Contender Character Descriptions

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Alfred Brooks

This character is a seventeen-year-old black boy who lives in a seedy section of Harlem; he is a high school dropout who works at a grocery store.

Henry Johnson

This character is a quiet boy with a limp that he got when he was a young child and suffered from polio.

Mr. Donatelli

This character is the owner of the gym where the protagonist goes to train.


This character is a bully in the neighborhood who tries to get the protagonist to join him in a life of drugs and crime.


This character is the protagonist's best friend from childhood; he becomes addicted to heroin.


This character is the protagonist's aunt who took him in after his mother died.

Mr. Epstein

This character is the protagonist's boss and is a former boxer.


This character is one of the neighborhood boys who likes...

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