From 11:00PM PDT on Friday, July 1 until 5:00AM PDT on Saturday, July 2, the Shmoop engineering elves will be making tweaks and improvements to the site. That means Shmoop will be unavailable for use during that time. Thanks for your patience!
We have changed our privacy policy. In addition, we use cookies on our website for various purposes. By continuing on our website, you consent to our use of cookies. You can learn about our practices by reading our privacy policy.
© 2016 Shmoop University, Inc. All rights reserved.


Character Role Analysis


Just because Julian is the protagonist, doesn't necessarily mean that he is a good guy. But he does have a specific view on the world, and he fiercely sticks to it. In Julian's case, he's obsessed with teaching his mom a lesson, and, like a true preacher, tries to lead her down the righteous path, but with some not-so-righteous methods.