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PBHS lit characters

characters and plots in literature

Simon Wheeler, Jim Smiley, and Dan'l Webster (the frog) The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County by Twain
Paul Baumer, WWI, holds fast to vow to hold out against principles of hate and meaningless German classmates pitted against each other because of different uniforms All Quiet on the Western Front by Remarque
shabby New York flat, Della sobbing, selling her hair for Christmas present for Jim Gift of the Magi by O. Henry
O. Henry really was William Sydney Porter
World Controllers have created the ideal society. Only Bernard Marx wants to break free, visits one of last Savage Reservations Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
1890s Klondike Gold Rush (Yukon); Stolen St. Bernard-Collie sold in to French-Canadians. Fierce Rivalry between Spitz and Buck. The Call of the Wild by Jack London
Milo Minderbinder, Major Major; Capt. John Yossarian; Colonel Cathcart Catch 22 by Joseph Heller
phantom dog of Dartmoor The Hound of the Baskervilles by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (
Is it not just for a for a man of genius to commit the murder of a despicable old woman pawnbroker that will ultimately benefit humanity? Raskolnikov Crime and Punishment by Dostoyevsky
Zulu pastor Stephen Kumalo and his delinquent son Absalom in Johannesburg; background of racial injustice, murder and reconciliation Cry the Beloved Country by Alan Paton
Aldonza, he calls Dulcinea who does NOT appear in the novel, and Rocinante, his horse. Don Quixote by Cervantes
"Old money" Lily Bart needs a husband to preserve her social and financial standing; impoverished Lawrence Seldon The House of Mirth by Edith Wharton
Ashley and Melanie Wilkes, Tara is the plantation, Rhett Butler, Scarlett O'hara; burning of Atlanta in Sherman's march to the sea Gone With the Wind by Margaret Mitchell
peasant Wang Lung and the earth that sustained him; O-Lan (his wife) The Good Earth by Pearl S. Buck
Lennie and simple-minded George; drifters dream of having their own ranch Of Mice and Men by Steinbeck
Marlow's search for Mr. Kurtz in the Belgian Congo Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad
Adele with governess at Thornfield Hall; St. John Rivers, Mr. Rochester; Grace Poole Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
Rosalie, Matilda, Mr. Weston, the Murray family Agnes Gray by Anne Bronte
Cathy (Catherine) Earnshaw and Heathcliff (Thrushcross Grange) Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte
David Balfour taken and held captive by his uncle who wants David's inheritance Kidnapped by Stevenson
Queequeg, Starbuck, Ishmael, the Pequod, Captain Ahab Moby Dick by Mehlville
1930s, Chicago, young, black Bigger Thomas murders white woman; racism Native Son by Richard Wright
Ministry of Truth, Newspeak, Oceania, Big Brother, Winston Smith 1984 by George Orwell
Expelled from a Southern Negro college, moves to New York, works with the Brotherhood, learns reality of black life. Dr. Bledsoe, Mr. Norton Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison
idea of the "overman" (Ubermensch); said "God is dead." author of Ecce Homo and Thus Spoke Zarathustra Nietzsche (Knee-chuh)
Death in Venice, The Magic Mountain; Buddenbrooks German novelist (Nobel Prize in lit) Thomas Mann
Thomas Mann work; decline of merchant family (based on own family) Buddenbrooks
Mann work; engineering student visits Swiss sanatorium (cousin w tuberculosis); confronts medicine and ideological conflicts The Magic Mountain
Mann novella; elderly Aschenbach obsession for 14-year old Polish boy Tadzio Death in Venice
Rose of Sharon; dust bowl; Tom Joad family The Grapes of Wrath
He is a bored St. Petersburg dandy; moves to country and meets Olga and sister Tatyana Eugene Onegin (Pushkin)
American & British expats travel from Paris to Pamploma for running of the bulls and bullfights. Includes side fishing trip to the Pyrenees. The Sun Also Rises
"Stream of consciousness" Leopold Bloom's life, Stephen Dedalus--loosely based on The Odyssey Ulysses by Joyce
"Stream of consciousness" Humphrey Chimpden Earwicker, "quark" Finnegan's Wake by Joyce
Collection of short stories by James Joyce; "The Dead" "Araby" Dubliners
Semi-autobiographical work about the development of Stephen Dedalus; Moocow and Baby Tuckoo Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man by Joyce
Estella, the adopted daughter Miss Havisham calls her niece. Great Expectations--Dickens
Orphan boy, Pip, and escaped convict, Abel Magwitch. Great Expectations--Dickens
"Young Goodman Brown" (includes satanic ritual in the forest) Hawthorne
Donatello in "The Marble Faun" Hawthorne
"Dr. Heidigger's Experiment"--drinks an elixir of youth Hawthorne
Emily Webb and George Gibbs in Grovers Corners "Blessed Be the Tie That Binds" Our Town by Wilder
Siddhartha and Beyond Good and Evil Nietzsche
Reverend Hooper in "The Minister's Black Veil" Hawthorne
Blithedale Romance Hawthorne
Leopold Bloom, Molly Bloom first serialized; Relationship between Dublin, Ireland and Great Britain; one of the most important works in modernist literature Ulysses by Joyce
Edmond Dantes who whispers "one" into the ear of a corpse The Count of Monte Cristo by Dumas
Chateau d'If (the prison), Mercedes, Abbe Faria (Catholic priest) The Count of Monte Cristo by Dumas
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