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.
David Foster Wallace - This character's name refers to several principal people in the novel. He is both a general narrator as well as the main character.
Merrill Errol Lehrl - This character is a high-ranking IRS official who, during the novel, is in the process of transferring his office to the Peoria Regional Examination Center (REC).
Claude Sylvanshine - This character does primary research at the Peoria office. He is known for his psychic abilities.
Reynolds - This character is a GS-11 employee of the IRS. He holds his boss in very...
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