Sophie's Choice Characters

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Stingo is the narrator, and the only one of the three main characters to have survived their association. He is a fitting narrator for Sophie's story, since she is the only one in her family who survived the Holocaust. Sophie entrusts her secrets to Stingo, and he becomes the sole living witness to the truth about her past and to the realities of her relationship with Nathan. As a writer, he feels compelled to make their story into a book. It will be many years after the events of 1947 before Stingo has acquired enough distance and perspective to tell the tale. So it is that when Stingo begins his narration of the life and times of Sophie and Nathan, he is already a much older man, who has achieved success as a writer, and who has found the domestic bliss of marriage and children. This life experience, plus...

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