Love Story Characters

Erich Segal
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Oliver Barrett IV

Oliver Barrett IV is a young Harvard student in his senior year. Oliver is a good student, often at the top of his class, and an exceptional hockey player. Oliver is also the son of a very prestigious family, embarrassed at times by his family's prestige and wealth. Oliver also finds it difficult to deal with his father's personal accomplishments, as though Oliver feels as though he is constantly being measured against his father's accomplishments and falling short.

When Oliver meets Jenny, he falls instantly in love. Jenny is the opposite of everything Oliver is and in this Oliver finds a sort of peace, a world in which he no longer has to compete. Oliver even goes so far as giving up his right to his family's money in order to be with Jenny, a sacrifice that finds them fighting to pay their bills every month...

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