The Diamond as Big as the Ritz
Character Role Analysis
If you couldn't tell from her name, Kismine is the romantic interest for our young protagonist. The love story isn't central to the story, but it's part of the "coming-of-age" element of the genre (see "Genre" for a full discussion). As John learns more about life, wealth, and values, he also learns a bit about love, and Kismine is a key part of this.