Homecoming | Study Guide

Cynthia Voigt

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Homecoming | Characters

Character Description
Max At 70, Max is the aggressive, volatile family patriarch, one minute speaking favorably of his three sons and deceased wife and the next minute insulting or antagonizing them. Read More
Ruth Teddy's wife and the mother of his three sons, Ruth becomes amorous, or moved by (sexual) love, with regard to his brothers and in the end agrees to stay with Teddy's family in London while Teddy returns to America. Read More
Teddy The eldest of Max's sons, Teddy lives in the United States, where he teaches philosophy. He and his wife Ruth arrive for an unexpected visit with his working-class London family from whom he has been estranged. Read More
Sam Max's 63-year-old brother, Sam works as a chauffeur. He is constantly derided and insulted by his more macho brother. Read More
Lenny In his early 30s, Lenny is Max's second son and works as a pimp. Read More
Joey Max's youngest son, Joey trains as a boxer, though he still has to work at his demolition job during the day. Read More
Jessie Jessie, Max's deceased wife, is not present onstage but is spoken of and remembered by her husband and sons.
MacGregor Max's friend MacGregor, also dead before the play begins, once had an affair with Jessie.
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