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Could you please describe the personalities of the characters in the short story "The Unicorn in the Garden" written by James Thurber?

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One of Thurber's favourite subjects was marriage in middle life. In this particular story, a man and his wife both suffer from marital burnout, although the wife is outwardly the most belligerent of the two. For example, when the husband wakes up his wife to tell her he saw a unicorn in the garden, she just turns over, glares at him and announces flatly,"You are a booby and I am going to put you in the booby-hatch." Her hubby doesn't flinch but wanders back down to the garden and feeds the unicorn a lily.  Then he goes back inside only to learn that his wife has called up a policeman and a psychiatrist to take him away to the funny farm, but when...

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