Malone Dies Characters

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Malone

Malone is a poor, sickly old man that lies in bed, in a room whose location is unknown. He states at the beginning that there are two things he wants to do before he dies: tell his stories in a clear manner, and form an inventory of his possessions. Nothing is known about his past, except what can be gleaned from the story he tells about Sapo/Macmann, who may or may not be Malone himself. He expresses the desire to be as earnest as possible, but is frequently prone to evasive irony, and self-deprecating comments. Malone seems to desire romantic love, companionship, and a "normal" life, but, for reasons unknown, could never experience these things.

Sapo/Macmann

The main character of Malone's story, Sapo is the young boy version of Macmann, who is in an asylum in the latter half of the novel. As a young boy...

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