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the character sketch of the characters of three men in a boat

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adi5598 | Student, Grade 9 | (Level 1) eNoter

Posted November 17, 2012 at 6:23 AM via web

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the character sketch of the characters of three men in a boat

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gpane | College Teacher | (Level 2) Senior Educator

Posted November 30, 2012 at 1:45 PM (Answer #1)

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The three main characters of the story are the narrator Jerome, generally known as J to his friends, and George and Harris. All are young and single.  Jerome throws in plenty of self-deprecating touches when talking about himself and also portrays his two friends in a humorous light. They all come across as somewhat lazy and awkward in many situations which gives rise to most of the comedy.Jerome comes across additionally as being quite romantic - he is always conjuring up pictures of the past while they journey along the river. George is the only one of the three depicted as actually having a job (he works in a bank) and is physically imposing, quite practical (he is the one who makes lists of what they should take on the boat, for example). Harris appears a bit more uncouth and hot-tempered than the others (for instance, flying into a rage when he can't get the drink he wants).

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