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The Vintage Mencken Character Descriptions

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Character Descriptions

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.


H. L. Mencken - This person is the elitist, combative, opinionated author of the articles in the book.

Common Folk - Mencken characterizes these people as low-born half-wits without the ability to govern themselves.

Aristocracy - In direct contrast to the lower class, members of this class of people are noble, wise, courageous, intellectual, and appreciative of the arts, according to Mencken.

Charlie - This person was a beat cop during Mencken's formative years as a junior reporter.

Gene the Magistrate - This person was a judge admired for his unusual...

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