Fine's say Literature Persons Characters

Literature Persons Characters

Gotama the Buddha is a great spiritual teacher who travels around the country instructing his followers how to find salvation. Spiritual seekers go on pilgrimages to see him, and rumors of his sanctity and wisdom spread throughout the land. He is sometimes referred to as the Illustrious One. As Samanas,...
Dr. Adler: Dr. Adler is Wilhelm's father. Nearly eighty years old, he is a retired physician who specialized in internal medicine. He had a thriving practice and was considered one of the best diagnosticians in New York. Dr. Adler has a gentlemanly, affable manner, and his friends and acquaintances...
The Dauphin, later King Charles VII, is a reluctant ruler, more eager for a lack of hostility than he is to govern the kingdom that is rightfully his. He seeks to avoid responsibility and decision-making, and, in Shaw's play, he is all but forced by Joan into his royal...
Romeo: A Montague. He meets the daughter of his family's enemy and falls madly in love with her, forgetting his previous love for a girl named Rosaline. He is quick to action and slow to reasoning, which may seal his fate. He marries Juliet but is provoked into a...
King Richard II King Richard II is the king of England. He rules unwisely, overtaxing the country and ignoring the advice of more experienced men. Richard lays the seeds of his downfall when he confiscates John of Gaunt's lands in order to help pay for the war in Ireland....
Denethor: The Steward of Gondor, who, through the Palantir, has received only partial truth about the situation of his kingdom and so falls victim to despair. Pippin: The youngest of the hobbits who set out from the Shire when the quest began, who experiences dramatic growth as a character in...
Socrates: Socrates is the main character in The Republic. Plato uses his teacher to advocate his own ideas about how society should be governed. Socrates was one of the most influential Greek philosophers, and is credited with inventing the Socratic dialogue. Perhaps his greatest accomplishment was the education of...
Jim Conklin: Jim Conklin is a friend of Henry’s. They have known each other since childhood, and are both privates in the Union army. Jim is a good soldier, accepting whatever circumstances come his way. He is badly wounded in the first battle. Henry encounters him by chance as...
There are countless characters that Machiavelli employs to demonstrate his assertions in The Prince. Yet a summary of these characters would be long, tedious, and generally futile. The timeless value of The Prince lies not in its ability to recount the lives of former princes, showing some to be...
Elizabeth: Elizabeth is the main character of the novel, and the story traces her changing impressions of other characters throughout the narrative. While at first she finds Wickham charming and Darcy proud, in the end she realizes that she has been blind and prejudiced, and that Darcy is the...
Aristotle's The Politics is non-fiction and therefore has limited characters. Aristotle does, however, distinguish between groups of people. These divisions include the following: Slave: Aristotle believes that certain people are slaves by nature Free: Non-slaves Citizen: Aristotle largely leaves citizenship up to the poleis; he defines a citizen as "a man who...
Brigida: Brigida is the young daughter of Maria and the priest. She is unwilling to express any love for her father when he visits the village. The Boy: The unnamed boy is the son of the unnamed woman. He shows little interest in the story she reads to him, but...
Alan Campbell: Alan Campbell is a former friend of Dorian's. He is a brilliant man, having excelled as a scientist at Cambridge University, and is now known for his study of chemistry. He met Dorian through their mutual interest in music. The two men were close friends for eighteen...
Socrates: The central character in this story, awaiting his death in an Athenian jail surrounded by friends. He takes up discussion with Cebes and Simmias on various topics. Always in a good spirit, Socrates again fails to disappoint when he argues so eloquently as only Socrates can. He faces...
Kino The main character in the story. Kino is an indian pearl diver of the village near La Paz. He is poor and lives in a brush hut near the shore. He has a wife, Juana, and an infant son, Coyotito. Although he is not aware of it, Kino's...
Harry Balter: Harry Balter is a white boy of about Lauren's age. He is the boyfriend of Joanne Garfield, who is his cousin. When the Garfields move to the company town of Olivar, Joanne wants Harry to go too, but he refuses. When Lauren's neighborhood is overrun by thieves...