The Great Divorce Characters

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Narrator

The Narrator is Everyman in the sense that we know nothing about his background, his personality, his flaws and weaknesses, his strengths. We don't even know his name. Because of this lack of information, readers can put themselves in his place and take the journey along with him. At the end of the story, when the Narrator wakes up from the dream, we get about a paragraph to let us know a little about him. He has fallen asleep at a desk in a cold room, so he must be something of a scholar. Books fall on his head, so he must have been reading when he fell asleep.

The Narrator watches the ghosts around him having conversations with the Bright People. In all situations, he responds with curiosity, seeking answers from his guide and wondering more about the ghosts than he is able to find out. The...

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