Setting: Chicago (Suburbia)
- Studs: Young white kid. Going to graduate middle school. Catholic educated. Impacted by the peer pressure of being a tough guy. Studs Lonigan is a two sided man. He’s also romantic.
- Father: Proud of his good family, proud that he’s a good father. Provided a good education for his kids. He’s done well compared to his siblings. He’s a family man, nostalgic, racist, anti-semetic. (strong in all these aspects.) These are his thoughts.
- Guillhooly: Full of himself, lofty, spiritual. (underlying tone of speech: Make everyone feel good and ask for money.)
- Weary: Tough, aggressive, unsophisticated.
- Helen Borax: Acts in an uppity way (kissing games)
- Lucy: Comes up with idea for kissing game. Kind of slightly repressed catholic girl. (harsh, guys?)
- Frances: Stud’s sister, (in the night scene, he does the right thing by not encouraging his sister. then after “Catholic guilt comes down on him.”)
- There are more.. all other notes on a worksheet. Check binder.
Young Lonigan: p. 65-131
- Studs beats up weary
- Studs has good day with Lucy.
- Studs gets made fun of.
- Studs plays baseball with new kids (58th street gang.)
- Studs bullies Denny.