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.
The Narrator - This character is a middle-aged man who has led an unusual life. He is brilliant, has studied Eastern and Western philosophy and spirituality, and is grounded in scientific thinking and technological understanding, too. He has served in the armed forces, been a university professor, and now writes technical documents for a living. He is preoccupied with thinking, and that trait reveals something unresolved in his personality. It prevents him from connecting to his life roles as fully as one might wish, particularly with respect to his role as...
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