Walk to the End of the World Characters
by Suzy McKee Charnas

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Walk to the End of the World Characters

(Beacham's Encyclopedia of Popular Fiction)

Alldera, the protagonist of Walk to the End of the World, is one of the more memorable female characters in science fiction. Although intensely political, Charnas's book is very much a novel of character, and Alldera's development from downtrodden slave to increasingly self-confident woman, due, at least in part, to the pride she feels in her physical competence as a runner, is both believable and memorable. Alldera's growth parallels in an interesting fashion that of Celie in Alice Walker's The Color Purple (1982).