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Bang the Drum Slowly Characters & Character Analysis

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Characters

Henry Wiggen

Henry is the narrator of the story, and he claims to be the author as well, although he is actually a fictional character. Because Henry has written a successful book, "The Southpaw", about his experiences in baseball, the other players call him "Author". Henry loves a good joke and he has an unusual sense of humor, so that he thinks that things are funny that no one else is laughing about. Henry has a habit of keeping a straight face while he is cracking up inside about some joke he has made to himself. Henry loves teasing people and giving them a hard time, but when he learns that Bruce is sick, Henry does not take as much pleasure in teasing people. In fact, after Bruce dies, Henry decides that he will never give others a hard time again. Henry finds Bruce to be stupid and tiresome...

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