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.
Jack Aubrey - He is one of two principle protagonists of the novel and shares the spotlight with his particular friend and confidant Stephen Maturin.
Stephen Maturin - He is one of two principle protagonists of the novel and shares the spotlight with his particular friend and confidant Jack Aubrey.
Tom Pullings - He has served under Aubrey as a lieutenant during previous novels in the series. He eventually gained promotion to captain, largely through Aubrey's efforts.
Fielding, Elliott, and Dick Richardson - They are the 1st lieutenant, 2nd lieutenant; and...
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