Goodbye, Columbus Characters

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Carlota

Carlotta is the Patimkin's maid. That the Patimkins have a maid is an indication of their wealth.

Harriet Ehrlich

Harriet Ehrlich is the fiancée of Brenda's brother Ron. Harriet arrives at the Patimkin household several days before the wedding. Neil describes her as "a young lady singularly unconscious of a motive in others or herself. All was all surfaces, and she seemed a perfect match for Ron, and too for the Patimkins."

Aunt Gladys

Gladys is Neil's aunt, and Neil lives at her house. She is indirectly critical of his relationship with Brenda, based on her awareness of the vast socioeconomic class differences between the families.

Doris Klugman

Doris Klugman is Neil's cousin, who first invited him to the country club swimming pool where he met Brenda.

Neil Klugman

Neil Klugman is the protagonist and narrator of the story. Neil's first-person narration tells the story of...

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