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Ragtime | Study Guide

E. L. Doctorow

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Ragtime | Character Map

Father Affluent white man who represents the "old world" Spouses Spouses Siblings Friends Allies Lovers Lovers Caretaker Coalhouse Ragtime pianist turned vigilante Sarah Depressed young woman Younger Brother Disillusioned youth searching for meaning Mother Woman discontent in her traditional role Tateh Immigrant embracing the American dream Evelyn Model who uses her beauty to get what she wants
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