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Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman! Characters

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Dr. Richard P. Feynman

"Surely, You're Joking Mr. Feynman" is a somewhat unconnected series of anecdotes as told by Dr. Richard Feynman. All of the anecdotes relate to Dr. Feynman's life, and he is the only thing the stories within the narrative have in common. Therefore, there are no other major characters in the book—particularly since Dr. Feynman is somewhat introverted (or at least wrapped up in his ideas—he does appear to make friends easily), and more interested in concepts and general social phenomena than in talking about his relationships with other people. Although he meets many people throughout his life whom he finds interesting, none of these people rise to become significant or developed characters in this autobiographical narrative. Very few of them receive more than one mention.

Dr. Feynman's character is revealed throughout the course of the book. It can be argued that...

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