Fine's say Literature Persons Characters

Literature Persons Characters

Disa, Duchess of Payne. Disa is Charles Xavier's wife. The King married her because he was under pressure to create an heir. He could not, however, consummate the marriage because he is not attracted to women. Disa suffered emotionally because of her husband's rejection. Gradus is also known as Jack Grey. He...
Othello: Othello is a general in the army of Venice. He is a Moor, a dark-skinned man born in Africa, and has risen through the ranks of the Venetian army through hard work and success in battle. He is a respected general, but less respected as a person, because...
Agnes - Oliver's mother who died giving birth. The only thing she left was a locket with her name inscribed. Nurse - Woman who delivered Oliver, and later died in the workhouse revealing the story of the locket and the night Oliver was born. Oliver Twist - The main character of the story, Oliver...
Santiago (The Old Man): The story revolves around this down-on-his-luck Cuban fisherman, who serves as the novel's protagonist. In his youth, Santiago had been a sailor and traveled to Africa, where he saw the lions which figure so prominently in his dreams. The old man continually recalls the past...
George in Mice and Men Characters: George is the story's main protagonist, a small, quick man with well-defined features. A migrant ranch worker, George dreams of one day saving enough money to buy his own place and be his own boss, living off of the land. The hindrance to...
Oedipus: Oedipus is the central figure and tragic hero of Sophocles' play. Though he is initially the majestic king of Thebes, he soon becomes a dejected man, humbled by his horrible fate. As the oracle predicts, Oedipus kills his father and sleeps with his mother. When Oedipus learns what...
Zeus: Zeus is the ruler of the gods. His will prevails in all things. He is diplomatic at times, and balances Poseidon's anger with Athena's compassion. He eventually agrees with Athena, and so Odysseus is allowed to return home. Poseidon: Poseidon is the god of the sea. He hates Odysseus...
Underground Man: The central figure, indeed the anti-hero, of Notes from the Underground, is the Underground Man. It's important to note that although the UM shares many of Dostoevsky's own viewpoints about romanticism, the enlightenment and other issues, the author and his character must be clearly separated. Dostoevsky himself...
Alphonse: Alphonse is a German Jew in the Buna camp. The Germans have appointed him head of the block in which Eliezer lives, and he is devoted to the welfare of the other prisoners. Akiba Drumer: Akiba Drumer is one of the Jewish prisoners at Auschwitz and Buna. At first,...
Max Boris: Max Boris is an idealistic lawyer with communist sympathies who defends the protagonist Bigger Thomas but comes under attack himself because he is a communist and a Jew. More than any other character, he understands Bigger and forms a close relationship with him. Britten: Britten is a private...
Don Pedro: Prince of Arragon and a distinguished soldier. He returns to his uncle Leonato's home in Messina with several companions after the war is over. Don Pedro helps Claudio woo Hero but also rejects her after falsely believing that she has a licentious character. He also acts as...
Bardolph: Bardolph is one of Falstaff's cronies. Falstaff dismisses him from his service, and Host offers him a job as a tapster (one who serves liquor). It appears that Falstaff relents, however, since Bardolph's appearances later in the play suggest he is still in Falstaff's service. Dr. Caius: Dr. Caius...
Duke of Venice: This character has a minor role in the play, he oversees the trial at the end of the play and presents Shylock with the terms of his release.  His character is an example of the "Christian mercy" that Christians preached at the time. The Prince of Morocco and...
Socrates: He is at first of his usual disposition, jovial and eager to talk on the subject of virtue.  But in the second half of the dialogue, we see a different Socrates, considering weaknesses in his own argument and using new methods of inquiry and argument not found in other Socratic...
Duke of Vienna (Friar Lodowick) - the Duke decides to leave the running of his country to one of his citizens then disguises himself to see the outcome. When one of his subjects is to be executed, the Duke dressed as a Friar decides to interfere. At the end of...
Maggie Johnson - We first meet Maggie as a small slight girl who suffers from the violence of her family. She grows up to be a beautiful but timid young woman in the slum and she takes a sewing job in a sweatshop. She becomes enamored of her brother's friend...