The Godfather Characters

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Kay Adams

Kay is Michael Corleone's college sweetheart, a Protestant girl from New Hampshire whose upbringing is distinctly different from Michael's. At the wedding in the beginning of the novel, Michael tells her stories that only hint at the family business until, when pressed, he openly admits the atrocities committed by Luca Brasi in the family's service. When Michael is forced to leave the country, Kay remains faithful for a long time, expecting him to call, even as months pass. She keeps in touch with his mother for some time but lets the relationship cool. After a year, she calls Mrs. Corleone and finds out that Michael is back in America. When Kay goes to the Corleone house, she and Michael resume their affair and eventually marry. In the end, Kay knows that their relationship is based on lies, and she ends up praying for Michael's soul, the way...

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