Visit to a Small Planet Characters

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Delton 4

A leader of Kreton's unidentified home planet, Delton 4 is an alien who enters the play at the end, after he is summoned by Ellen Spelding. He explains that Kreton is "morally retarded" and "was able to escape from his nursery." He apologizes for Kreton's actions and takes him home.

Conrad Maybery

Ellen's boyfriend, Conrad, is a mild-mannered young fanner. A pacifist (who resents all forms of war), Conrad contrasts the political views of both Roger Spelding and General Powers. One of the play's comic scenes features Kreton attempting to provoke feelings of agression within Conrad which he eventually does, with a soldier whose thoughts about Ellen are broadcast by Kreton. Vidal uses Conrad to lampoon those who conveniently use pacifism as an excuse for their lack of direction and laziness.

Ellen Spelding

Ellen is Roger's daughter, a bored college student who wishes for the opportunity to do "something...

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