Henne Fire Characters

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Berl Chazkeles

Berl is Henne's husband and, according to the story's narrator, "a saint" for tolerating Henne's daily verbal and physical abuse. He earns a meager living making sieves. Eventually, Berl abandons Henne and she becomes even more angry and loud than before.

Malkeleh

Malkeleh is one of Henne and Berl's four daughters. Malkeleh is described as the most beautiful of the couple's daughters. She dies of scarlet fever.

The Narrator

Very little is known about the narrator except that he or she enjoys telling a story and lives next door to Henne and her family.

The Rabbi's Wife

The rabbi's wife appears to be as kind as her husband and helps with Henne's upkeep after a fire destroys her home. She does ask Henne to help out in the kitchen, but Henne refuses, citing the possibility that she may inadvertently ignite the rabbi's books. When Henne's fire destroys...

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