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.
Miss Alice - This character is a young, beautiful, wealthy woman. She manifests several contradictions, for instance, vacillating between being flirtatious and being businesslike, or despising Lawyer but being his lover.
Butler - This character was once Alice's lover and demonstrates some empathy and liking for Julian. The two men seem to forge an immediate bond.
Cardinal - Lawyer approaches him with Miss Alice's gift, but the two men already are acquainted and heartily dislike each other through their boyhood school.
Julian - This character is a middle-aged lay person, but...
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