The Piano Lesson | Study Guide

August Wilson

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The Piano Lesson | Character Map

Berniece Young widow from Mississippi; cleans houses in Pittsburgh Boy Willie Enterprising sharecropper from Mississippi Siblings Uncle and landlord Suitor Uncle Great-uncle Brothers Uncle Friends Uncle Uncle Mother Lymon Farmworker from Mississippi; hopes to make it big in Pittsburgh Doaker Charles Railroad cook from Mississippi; lives in Pittsburgh Avery Former farmworker; now an elevator operator and would-be preacher Wining Boy Piano player; gambler; heavy drinker Maretha 11-year-old girl; learns to play piano
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