Sophie's World Characters

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Sophie Amundsen

Sophie is a 14-year old girl, who lives in a small suburban town in Norway, perhaps near Oslo, the capital. She begins to receive white envelopes that ask her philosophical questions, such as "who are you?" and others about what is the meaning of life, and what happens after people die. Sophie also begins to get postcards addressed to Hilde Moller Knag, a girl who soon will turn 15, like Sophie. The postcards are from her father, Major Knag, who is a Norwegian UN soldier. Sophie is an inquisitive girl and continues with the philosophy course. She also wonders who is behind it. Sophie follows the trail of Alberto's dog, Hermes, who has been delivering the packages and comes to a cabin by a lake. There Sophie finds more postcards to Hilde Moller Knag and a mirror, where for a moment she sees someone else's reflection. Sophie studies...

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