The boy is a strong individual and the hero of the poem. After listening to his father's warning about the dangers of the Jabberwock, the Jubjub bird, and the Bandersnatch, he decides to take up arms and find the Jabberwock. He successfully slays the Jabberwock by the Tumtum tree and returns to his father with its head, ultimately earning his father's praise.
The Jabberwock is a monster with sharp claws and snapping jaws that terrorizes the land where the man and the boy live. The man warns the boy about the danger of the Jabberwock, and the boy decides to kill it. The Jabberwock ambushes the boy near the Tumtum tree but is beheaded.