Who are the main characters in "The Californian's Tale"?

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In Mark Twain’s "The Californians," the main character is Henry. He is the protagonist, and oddly enough, he is the antagonist as well, as he continually struggles with his memories and the torturous thoughts he has. Henry is described as a rough neck who is not very smart, but who is loving and modest. This is clearly indicated by the fact that he still loves his wife dearly even though she’s been dead for 19 years. The sadness and grief has driven him out of his mind, and he believes her to still be a part of his life, and so we could kind of argue that she too is a character.