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Unformatted text preview: John Grady Cole The protagonist of the novel; the main character around whom most of the story revolves. He is a disenfranchised 16-year-old who cannot save his family ranch, which is his rightful legacy. In Mexico, when he finds another ranch and falls in love with the only child of that hacienda's owner, he works very hard to prove himself, in the hopes of perhaps making a future there, but his plan fails. John Grady is attractive (his friend calls him a "ladies man"), smart, and highly skilled with horses. He believes in right and wrong, and is passionate not only about horses and his beloved but also about his ideas. Lacey Rawlins John Grady's best friend. He runs away from home with John Grady but worries about being followed and, eventually, wonders what his family and friends are doing back home (where he remains at the novel's end). More sentimental than John Grady, Rawlins is also more (where he remains at the novel's end)....
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