What are some descriptions of the characters from The Cold Equations by Tom Godwin?The characters are: Barton Marilyn Gerry Records Dispatcher Commander Delhart
Barton is the protagonist. He is an EDS pilot. Although he must jettison Marylin from his ship, he does show compasssion toward her. Barton tries to find a way to help Marylin and treats her with senitivity and even tells her she is not a coward. Barton is a good guy who is forced to do a bad thing.
Marilyn is a victim of a bad situation. She must die due to her mistake of selecting an EDS to stowaway on. Marilyn is only 18 but shows maturity by resolving to her fate. She dies a hero instead of trying to make the reader feel sorry for her. Clearly innocent of mal intent, Marilyn is a victim of the laws created for the society that kills her.
Gerry is Marilyn's big brother. He clearly is a loving brother who will be left with a memory of being able to say good-bye to his sister. Gerry does not blame Barton and does not scold his sister for her mistake.