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.
Henry Miller - Writer and narrator of TROPIC OF CANCER who begins as an angry young man and becomes a contented American in Paris.
Tania - Of all the women in Paris, she is the most attractive to Henry as he becomes her clandestine lover in spite of the fact that she is married to Sylvester.
Mona - Henry's wife, who lives in America, and who leaves him in Paris. She is Henry's connection with America, a connection that withers away, as he establishes a closer bond with Paris.
Boris - The first...
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