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|Bigger||Bigger Thomas is the novel's protagonist. He is driven to acts of violence by fear. Read More|
|Mary||Mary Dalton is Mr. and Mrs. Dalton's spoiled and rebellious only child. Read More|
|Jan||Jan Erlone is Mary Dalton's boyfriend and an active communist. Read More|
|Bessie||Bessie Mears is Bigger's girlfriend. Read More|
|Max||Boris Max is a communist attorney who attempts to help Bigger avoid a death sentence at trial. He is the only person Bigger seems to trust. Read More|
|Mrs. Thomas||Mrs. Thomas is Bigger's mother, who relies on religion to help her through the hardships of raising three children alone. Read More|
|Britten||Britten is Mr. Dalton's private investigator. Hired to investigate Mary Dalton's disappearance, he is immediately suspicious of Bigger and questions him repeatedly.|
|Buckley||Buckley is the state's prosecuting attorney in Bigger's trial, also running for reelection. His remarks reveal his racist beliefs.|
|Buddy||Buddy is Bigger's younger brother, who idolizes Bigger without really understanding Bigger's true nature.|
|Deli Owner||The deli owner is the owner of the delicatessen Bigger and his gang decide to rob.|
|Doc||Doc owns the pool hall where Bigger and his friends spend much of their time. He tolerates them but doesn't trust them.|
|G.H.||G.H. is one of Bigger's friends from the pool hall.|
|Gus||Gus is one of Bigger's friends from the pool hall.|
|Jack||Jack is one of Bigger's friends from the pool hall.|
|Mr. Dalton||Mr. Dalton is Mrs. Dalton's husband, who offers Bigger a job as their chauffeur.|
|Mrs. Dalton||Mrs. Dalton is Mr. Dalton's blind wife, who spends much of her time doing charitable work.|
|Peggy||Peggy is the Dalton family's Irish housekeeper and cook, friendly but distant in her interactions with Bigger.|
|Reverend Hammond||Reverend Hammond is the minister at Mrs. Thomas's church, who attempts to comfort Bigger with prayer after his arrest.|
|Vera||Vera is Bigger's younger sister, who recognizes Bigger's meanness and seems to fear him.|