Pomegranate Seed Characters

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Charlotte Ashby

Charlotte Ashby, the second wife of widower Kenneth Ashby, is dismayed to discover a series of mysterious letters to her husband. At first she suspects that Kenneth is corresponding with a former lover. As the story unfolds, however, Charlotte comes to believe that the letters are from the ghost of Kenneth's first wife, Elsie. Her increasing certainty about the ghostly source of the letters illustrates the story's theme of alienation as she discovers an unknown side of her husband's character.

Kenneth Ashby

Kenneth Ashby, a newly remarried widower, begins to receive a series of letters from the ghost of his first wife, Elsie. He tries to keep the letters and their sender a secret from his second wife, Char-lotte, but she gradually comes to understand his secret. The letters and his efforts to conceal their nature alienate Kenneth from his new wife. Ken-neth, however, is a model...

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