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.
Meghann Meggie Cleary O'Neill - Introduced at an early age, this character's life contains both tragedy and triumph.
Mary Carson - A strong character, this person has to be in control and uses wealth to intimidate.
Luke O'Neill - This is an ambitious character primarily interested in satisfying his/her own needs.
Fiona Fee Armstrong Cleary - This person enters marriage under less than ideal circumstances but grows to love his/her spouse.
Paddy Cleary - This character starts with very little and, through hard work, perseverance and an "iron" hand, finds a measure of...
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