The Garden Party Characters

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Cook

The Sheridan's cook is a nurturing figure, allowing Laura and one of her sisters to indulge in eating rich cream-puffs that have been delivered for the garden party just after they finish breakfast.

Jose Sheridan

Jose is Laura's class-conscious older sister. She takes a dim view of Laura's wish to cancel the garden party when she tells Laura that she "won't bring a drunken workman back to life by being sentimental."

Laurie Sheridan

Laurie is Laura's older brother and closest family member. After viewing the body of the laborer who died before the garden party, Laura is comforted by Laurie. The conclusion is ambiguous— it is not clear if either Laurie or Laura truly understand their own feelings at that moment.

Mrs. Sheridan

Mrs. Sheridan is Laura's mother. Like Jose, Laura's older sister, Mrs. Sheridan will not consider canceling the garden party because of the death of...

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