The People of Juvik Characters

Olav Duun

Characters

Characters Discussed

Per

Per,

Bear Anders

Bear Anders,

Big Per

Big Per, and

Greedy Per

Greedy Per, heroic ancestors of Per Anders Juvika.

Per Anders Juvika

Per Anders Juvika, a prosperous eighteenth century Norwegian farmer who rules his family as a patriarch.

Ane

Ane, Per Anders Juvika’s wife.

Jens

Jens, Per Anders’ son, who is wild and reckless like the old Juvikings.

Per

Per, Per Anders’ other son, a gentle and hardworking young man. Like his brother Jens, he is ruled by his father.

Valborg

Valborg, Per’s wife, picked out for him by his father.

Ane

Ane,

Aasel

Aasel, and

Beret

Beret, daughters of Per Anders.

Mikkal

Mikkal, Aasel’s husband, a hard worker and a good provider.

Anders Haaberg

Anders Haaberg, Per and Valborg’s son. He takes over the family farm.

Petter Haaberg

Petter Haaberg, Anders’ worthless brother. He is a sly and reckless man.

Solvi

Solvi, a Laplander, Anders’ first wife. Suspected of being a witch, she is sent back to her father, but she and her child are killed on the way home by a rock slide. Having yielded to the pressure of his superstitious neighbors, Anders broods much over her death.

Massi Liness

Massi Liness, Anders’ second wife.

Ola Engdal

Ola Engdal, a rival of Anders for...

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