Die Heuning Pot Literature Guide
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Characters

Meet the Cast

The Ensemble Cast (The Gardeners)

You probably noticed that this book doesn't have just one main character. It doesn't even limit the main folks to two. Or three. Or four. Or twelve. Nope. There are thirteen—count 'em up, thirtee...

Kim

Sure, this book has thirteen main characters and they're all important (go check out the "Ensemble Cast" analysis), but we're thinking Kim may just be a wee bit ahead of the pack in terms of protag...

Ana

If you're looking for the town snoop, you've found her in Ana. This woman is curious as a cat and has the binoculars to prove it. She's an older Romanian woman, and there's just one thing she likes...

Wendell

Break out the tissues, because Wendell's story is rough: his wife was killed in a car crash and his son was shot. But he doesn't let this stop him from living. This older, white gent (3.2)—who no...

Gonzalo

Gonzalo is our resident teenager with a big family. He moved to Cleveland from Guatemala with his dad, and eventually, his mom, Tío Juan (his mom's uncle), and his younger bros come over as well....

Leona

Here's what we know about Leona:She's an African-American woman.She has two kids in high school. She had a Granny who was tough as nails. Not all that much information, huh? But from hearing her st...

Sam

If Sam could have one wish granted, we're pretty sure he'd pick world peace. You see, Sam is a seventy-eight year old Jewish man who just wants everyone to get along. He's spent his whole life doin...

Virgil

The Virgil rundown:He hails from Haiti.He just finished fifth grade. His dad drives a taxi in Cleveland and wants to grow lettuce in the community garden. Oh, and the big one:This kid sure doesn't...

Sae Young

Here's another sob story for you, Shmoopers. Sae Young, who grew up in Korea, had trouble conceiving a child with her husband. Already pretty tough, but then, the unthinkable happened: her husband...

Curtis

In Shmoop's humble opinion, Curtis undergoes one of the most massive transformations of everyone in Seedfolks. He's a twenty-eight year old African-American guy and he's got one heck of a plan to g...

Nora

Here's the deal: Nora tells us next to nothing about herself. She says she's British, and that's about all we get. How old is she? That's unclear, folks. When did Nora move to America? Sorry Shmoop...

Maricela

Maricela's in kind of a tough spot. She's a young Mexican gal who feels like lots of people judge her based on her race alone. Plus, she worries that everyone disapproves of the fact that she's a p...

Amir

Narrator Amir definitely has a green thumb. By day, he's the manager for a fabric store. But his favorite after-work activity? Working on his part of the community garden, of course. Amir—an Indi...

Florence

From the Colorado countryside to the Ohio city, Florence has had her share of experiences. This African-American lady lives by the Gibb Street garden, and now that she's retired from her job as a l...

Royce

Wait a second—Royce? He doesn't get his own chapter, does he?Nope.But we still think he's a pretty big player in Seedfolks. After all, we learn a ton about him from Curtis and Amir. He's an Afric...
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