Homer Macauley - He is the novel's protagonist, the individual whose actions and experiences are the primary focus of the book's narrative.
Ulysses and Marcus Macauley - At about four years old, one is Homer's younger brother, while the other, in his late teens, is the oldest of the three Macauley sons.
Mr. and Mrs. Macauley, Bess Macauley - They are the parents of three boys, while she is the boys' sister.
Mr. Spangler, Mr. Grogan - These two men work with Homer at the telegraph office.
Diana Steed, Mary Arena - Neither of these two characters, young women of Ithaca, are particularly well developed, but they each serve a similar important function - to act as idealized inspiration to the men in their lives.
The Young Man with the Telegram - At the beginning of the novel, Homer watches as Spangler gives this person money.
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