Dexter Green, the story’s protagonist, begins the story as a class-conscious teenager in Black Bear, Minnesota, and Fitzgerald chronicles his maturation into a successful New York businessman. Despite this professional growth and achievement, Dexter doesn’t… (read full character analysis)
Lud Simms –
A wealthy man from Detroit who is Judy’s husband and the father of her children. Simms is an alcoholic who spends periods away from home and runs around with other women. Despite his bad behavior, Devlin still believes that he is socially superior to Judy.
A member of the Sherry Island Golf Club. He joins Dexter, T.A. Hedrick, and Mr. Sandwood in a game of golf. After he loses a ball, the men go searching for it and encounter Judy after she hits a ball directly into Hedrick’s abdomen.