As his name suggests, Tub is fat, slow, and the butt of Kenny and Frank’s jokes. He is the story’s protagonist, but he has none of the heroism or charisma of a traditional leading character… (read full character analysis)
Frank is, in many ways, the most powerful of the three friends, profiting from Kenny and Tub’s evident dislike of each other by switching sides when it is convenient. He believes that “[t]here are all… (read full character analysis)
Bullying, cunning, and brutal, Kenny is the ringleader of the friend group, but he is a genuine friend to neither Frank nor Tub. He obviously dislikes Tub, whom he mocks mercilessly for being fat… (read full character analysis)
Described as “a thin man with lank hair,” the farmer owns the land on which Kenny, Frank, and Tub want to hunt. Although his dog whom he loves is too old and sick to… (read full character analysis)
A fifteen year-old babysitter with whom Frank is in love. Frank tells Tub that she “is something special,” and that she has “opened up whole worlds to me.”
Frank’s wife and the mother of his kids.