Forgot your password?  

The Beast in the Jungle Characters & Character Analysis

This Study Guide consists of approximately 60 pages of chapter summaries, quotes, character analysis, themes, and more - everything you need to sharpen your knowledge of The Beast in the Jungle.
This section contains 377 words
(approx. 2 pages at 300 words per page)
Purchase our The Beast in the Jungle Study Guide

Characters

May Bartram

In "The Beast in the Jungle," May Bartram serves as a companion figure to the story's protagonist, John Marcher. Very little is learned about her from the narrator, as the narrator is mostly concerned with conveying the thoughts of Marcher. (From Marcher's point of view she is an intelligent and charming woman.) And when the story departs from the narrator's rendering of Marcher's point of view, the various dialogues between Marcher and Bartram do little to reveal the depths of her character to the reader. Their exchanges are not only highly abstract and elliptical, with both Bartram and Marcher declining to make direct statements about any one thing, they also consistently revolve around the topic of Marcher's "beast," as he calls his anticipated fate, and never around things specific to Bartram's life. From these highly cautious and ambiguous exchanges, we gain the sense that she is a...

(read more from the Characters section)

This section contains 377 words
(approx. 2 pages at 300 words per page)
Purchase our The Beast in the Jungle Study Guide
Copyrights
The Beast in the Jungle from BookRags and Gale's For Students Series. ©2005-2006 Thomson Gale, a part of the Thomson Corporation. All rights reserved.
Follow Us on Facebook