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.
Carr - This character is a native of New York City and understands the danger of the tenement very well.
Garth Esdras - This character is a former member of a gang who witnessed the murder.
Miriamne Esdras - This innocent and idealistic character of is wracked with guilt about failing to stand up for a lover.
Rabbi Esdras - This wise character continually provides moral and philosophical advice.
Trock Estrella - This character is a ruthless murderer just released from prison.
Judge Gaunt - This elderly, quiet character is almost driven insane...
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