Look Homeward, Angel Additional Characters

Thomas Wolfe

Ben Gant

Ben is Eugene's closest brother, who dies of pneumonia at the end of the novel. He is a scowling and independent child not very close with...

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Eliza Pentland Gant

Eugene's mother, Eliza, is a stubborn woman who manages her family through many difficult years. An extremely hard worker, able to organize...

(The entire section is 241 words.)

Eugene Gant

Eugene is the protagonist of the novel, an autobiographical version of Wolfe himself. He is drawn as a very dramatic and self-conscious hero,...

(The entire section is 367 words.)

Other Characters

Principal Armstrong
Armstrong, a fat, "delicate" man, is Eugene's first school principal.

Hugh Barton

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