Look Homeward, Angel Characters

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Principal Armstrong

Armstrong, a fat, "delicate" man, is Eugene's first school principal.

Miss Brown

Although this is unlikely to be her real name, "Miss Brown" is a tenant of Dixieland from the Midwest who sleeps with Eugene. Eugene does not have any money, so she accepts his medals from Leonard's school as payment.

Guy Doak

Guy is Eugene's roommate at the Leonard's school during Eliza's trip to Florida. He is one of the few northerners in the book and has "a sharp, bright, shallow mind, inflexibly dogmatic."

Bessie Gant

Bessie is Gant's cousin, who grimly nurses Ben during his pneumonia.

Eliza Pentland Gant

Eugene's mother, Eliza, is a stubborn woman who manages her family through many difficult years. An extremely hard worker, able to organize the family's finances much better than her husband, Eliza is also characterized by her stinginess and property hoarding. She almost always pretends not to...

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