Dept. of Speculation Characters

Jenny Offill
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Wife/Protagonist

Just like with the majority of the characters, the protagonist is never given a name. She simply refers to herself in the first person until about halfway later through the book when she instead starts to call herself the wife. When she was younger she was fascinated with art and travel, but she ultimately had to give up on these things once she settled down and had a family. Throughout the course of the book though, she continues to be very philosophical. She frequently quotes various philosophers, using their words to reflect on where she is in life.

The protagonist is afraid of being alone, so much so that she ends up staying with her husband, even when he has an affair on her. She genuinely tries to love him even with what he did, but it’s clear that she feels hurt and betrayed. She does...

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