The Good Person of Szechuan Characters

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The Carpet dealer and his wife

The Carpet dealer and his wife run a shop near Shen Teh's tobacco shop. When Shen Teh is joyous because of her relationship with Yang Sun, she buys a shawl from their shop. The couple is supportive of Shen Teh, and when they learn, she does not have enough money to pay her rent, they lend her the funds. This loan becomes problematic for Shen Teh. She does not pay them back until after the carpet dealer has fallen ill, and the couple loses their shop when they cannot pay their taxes. Like many of the people who meet them both, they appreciate what Shen Teh has done, and are afraid of Shui Ta.

Elderly couple

The elderly couple were Shen Teh's first landlords when she moved to the city from the countryside. They made her leave when she ran out of money...

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