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Islands Characters

Aleksandar Hemon
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Father

The narrator's father makes no individual appearances in the story but is grouped together with his mother. They are not neglectful parents, which is clear from the narrator's description of how specific they are in their rules about when and for how long he can swim, but their son tends not to notice them. He describes them as "sprightly," or lively and animated, although it is difficult to tell whether they are truly enjoying the trip.

German Tourists

The narrator encounters a number of older German tourists on his trip to Mljet, who tend to be somewhat oblivious. They are foreign sightseers who see this Slavic island region as outsiders, with apparently no real comprehension. They are sunburned, take numerous pictures, and one of them vomits over the side of the ship.

Uncle Julius

A Mljet native who deeply affects the narrator, Uncle Julius is a mysterious and...

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