© 2016 Shmoop University, Inc. All rights reserved.


Character Role Analysis

Black Dog

Though it's fair to say that multiple people make life hard on Moon Shadow, Black Dog is the time-tested leader of the pack for the guy who really rubs us the wrong way. For one thing, Black Dog continually picks on Moon Shadow, even though Moon Shadow is his supposed kinsman, is thirty years younger than him, and works hard to make the Company happy. What really makes Black Dog the antagonist is that he stands in the way of Windrider and Moon Shadow's dream of flying by stealing their money. Thankfully, the Company comes along to save the day.