Sophistication Characters

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College instructor

This ambitious young man is Helen's pompous, vain instructor at college. Though Helen's mother believes the professor is a better match for her daughter than any of the men in the town, the professor makes George and Helen appear "sophisticated" in comparison.

Helen White

Helen White is the daughter of the only banker in the town of Winesburg. She has a certain elegance that causes George to distinguish her from others. In fact, "When the moment of sophistication came to George Willard his mind turned to Helen White, the Winesburg banker's daughter." Helen is a college girl who is home for the county fair. Her mother has invited Helen's college instructor along with her for a visit, and she says to him, "There is no one here fit to associate with a girl of Helen's breeding." Helen is vain enough to want to be seen in public...

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