The Return of the Soldier Characters

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At times, the characters in The Return of the Soldier are not examples of well-drawn, developed characters, but aspects of a class in society. Kitty Ellis certainly is more concerned with social position and her place in society, but this seems to be all of Kitty. Her love, if it can be called love, for her wounded husband is based on her need for him to regain his memory. Readers learn in the course of the novel that Kitty was not Chris's first love, but rather he had planned to marry Margaret Allington whom he quarreled with.

Thus Kitty often strikes the reader as a representation of Edwardian society and values rather than as a woman or wife of Chris Ellis.

Because of Chris Ellis's amnesia, one would assume that his character would be less than fully articulated. But through flashbacks and other characters' recollections...

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