Who are the main characters in "The Fly" by Katherine Mansfield?

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The main characters in "The Fly" by Katherine Mansfield are "the boss" and old Mr. Woodifield.

This particular story of Mansfield's is considered by many literary critics as her darkest story because it is a tale of internal crisis as well as a criticism of sending young men off to war. In this story, the fly which represents death plays a symbolic role.

The plot revolves around the visit to a friend by old Woodifield, whose name suggests the Battle of the Argonne Forest, a major battle of the First World War which lasted from September 1918, until the Armistice of 11 November 1918. In this battle, many American and European soldiers were killed because of their lack of skill and military experience. Among those who have died in this war are the sons of both Woodifield and his friend, known as "the boss." The boss, who intended for his son to take over his business, keeps a photograph of his son taken six years ago on his desk. 

After the boss gives the shaky Woodifield a drink of...

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