A Simple Matter of Hunger (characters)
I found the characters in the story to be very life like, but the one that sticks out in my mind the most is the baby’s grandmother. Even though she has a very small role in the story, her role is the one that makes the story life like. It is her reaction to the child crying in the background and her response to Eleanor that makes the story real. It is hard to have to deal with disease and I could only imagine what it would be like to have to watch your daughter suffer as well as your granddaughter. Her response to the crying child is heartfelt and her response to Eleanor is reasonable which is what makes the grandmother a believable character. Her duality over the interest of the child makes her three dimensional.