The Nanny Diaries: A Novel Characters

Nicola Kraus
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Nan

Nan is the narrator and protagonist in the Nanny Diaries. She is a senior at NYU studying child development. After graduation she wants to work with a children's program to help children in need. As a college student, she seeks out nanny positions with wealthy families of the Upper Eastside of New York City. From the prologue and Chapter One, it is clear that the X family is not the first family that she has worked for. The reader may ask that if the X family's treatment is par for the course, why Nan keeps seeking out these types of jobs. The pay is low and inconsistent, the hours are more than what she's looking for and erratic, and she has little energy left for her personal time or studies. Plus, she is treated with little respect from the parents.

Nan undergoes very little, if any, significant changes...

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