This Side of Paradise Characters

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Mr. Barlow

Mr. Barlow is the president of the advertising company in whose office Amory rudely quits his job.

Amory Blaine

The main character of the novel in the process of becoming a "personage," Amory is chiefly characterized by his intense self-obsession and egotism. He changes markedly in the course of the plot, growing from a superficially clever and pretentious boy to a much more profound thinker, but his egotism remains his defining characteristic. His affairs with the four main young women of the novel, as well as his relationships with other adults and friends, are in many ways important to him only as they affect and influence his own development and desires.

Physically good-looking, but not conventionally so, and known for his "penetrating green eyes," Amory is very successful with young women and consistently manages to intrigue them. By the time of his relationship with Eleanor, however, Amory...

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