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.
Marija Berczynskas - This character, an orphan, decided to join the family in coming to America just before they left on their journey. She is a big, strong, loud woman who just starts to find happiness in her courtship when the canning factory that she works in shuts down after the holidays, when demand is low. She only speaks Lithuanian. In the end, she survives a catastrophic injury, but lives and works in a house of prostitution to support her morphine habit.
Phil Connor - This character is the boss of...
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