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The Human Comedy Characters (Semester Two Exam)
for exam and with mr safferty. tell me if something's off and the order might be weird because i tried to do the first half from memory and then i found my book and im too lazy to change the order.
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Arguably the main character. He is about 14 years old. He works for a telegram office. He has a little brother, an older sister, and older brother, and a mom. He learns a lot about life during the book. Likes Helen Eliot.
Also arguably the main character. He is four years old and is curious about the world. He gets caught in Mr. Safferty's trap.He is scared by Mr. Mechano and is Lionel's only friend.
The mother of Homer, Ulysses, Bess, and Marcus and wife of Matthew Macauley.
The father of Homer, Ulysses, Bess, and Marcus, and husband of Kate Macauley. He has been dead for two years during the book, but Marcus describes him as a great man. He also bought a harp for Kate and a piano for Bess.
A soldier in the war and brother of Homer, Ulysses, and Bess. His friend is Tobey George. He is about 16-18 (I think). He is killed at the end of the book. He is quieter than Homer. He likes listening to music and reading.
Sister of Ulysses, Homer, Marcus. Plays the piano. IS in college.
The manager of the telegram office that Homer works for. Keeps a hard-boiled egg for good luck. He is generous and kind. His "girlfriend" is Diana Steed. He kisses a random girl on a sidewalk.
Night-wire operator of the telegram office. He often gets drunk because he is sad from reading all the death letters. He is old and is one of the last telegraph operators. He dies at the end of the book.
Mr. Spangler's "girlfriend" who often seems artificial because she is overly bubbly.
a girl on the sidewalk
A girl who Mr. Spangler randomly kisses while he is trying to get an important telegram delivery.
A young man who is short of money and even tries to rob the telegram office. He is not satisfied wit humanity because he feel that they are imperfect. However, he has hope that people can be good because of how he sees Mr. Spangler.
A nice person who gets Ulysses out of Mr. Safferty's trap and pays for it, too.
He is a proprietor of a store. He is very selfish and only cares about his business.
APPARENTLY we need to know him. He is the creator of the trap that Ulysses gets caught in.
A Mexican lady whose son is killed in the war. Homer delivers the death telegram to her.
Juan Domingo Sandoval
Mrs. Sandoval's son who is killed in the war.
A war veteran of the Mexican-American War who used to raise rabbits. He talks to Homer when Homer tries to jump the fence.
Homer's Ancient History teacher. She is old and wise, and teaches Homer and Hubert a lesson about respecting others' differences.
Hubert Ackley III
A snobby, rich boy. He is Homer's main competition in the Valley Champion Track Meet. He often talks with Helen Eliot. However, during the first race, he waits for Homer to get up after Coach Byfield tackles him.
A coach who only cares about Hubert winning the race. He was a student of Miss Hicks. He tried to stop Homer from finishing the race and called Joe Terranova a "wop".
He is the class comedian of Miss Hicks' class.
The principal of Homer's school and believes that everyone belong in America.
The girl Homer loves, she is pretty, but snobbish.
A 9-year-old boy who sells newspapers. He is the leader of a gang of boys and steal and apricot from Mr. Henderson's tree.He wants to be telegraph messenger for the telegram office.
A soldier who goes to the Kinema with Bess and Mary. (not Texas or Horse)
A soldier who goes to the Kinema with Bess and Mary. (not Fat or Horse)
A soldier who goes to the Kinema with Bess and Mary. (not Fat or Texas)
The Macauley's neighbor. She is friends with Bess and Marcus's girlfriend.
A lady whose son dies in the army. She is given the death telegram on her birthday.
The son of Mrs. Beaufrere who dies in the war.
A old man who owns an apricot tree. He pretends to be mad at the boys when they steal an apricot from the tree, but he is really amused.
The neighborhood simpleton whose only friend is Ulysses. He is however, a kind boy, and has a good character.
A member of Auggie's gang. (not Shag or Alf)
A member of Auggie's gang. (not Shag or Nickie)
A member of Auggie's gang. (not Nickie or Alf)
The Armenian owner of a grocery store whose 3-year-old son is never content.
The 3-year-old son of Mr. Ara who is not content with anything his father gives him. (apple, orange, etc.)
The popcorn seller who dies and makes Lionel nearly cry.
The librarian at the library who says that reading books hasn't done her any good.
A lady who apparently has had an adventurous life, and also someone who Homer delivers a telegram to.
A lady who Homer delivers a telegram to.
A robot that scares Ulysses for the first time in his life.
A friend of Marcus who is also a soldier and believes he is not American. He is also the one to tell Mrs. Macauley that Marcus has died
A quick boy who is cocky.