* Site-Outage Notice: Our engineering elves will be tweaking the Shmoop site from Monday, December 22 10:00 PM PST to Tuesday, December 23 5:00 AM PST. The site will be unavailable during this time.
Dismiss
© 2014 Shmoop University, Inc. All rights reserved.
Stranger in a Strange Land

Stranger in a Strange Land

by Robert A. Heinlein

Foil

Character Role Analysis

Supreme Bishop Digby and Mike; Ben Caxton and Mike

Both Digby and Caxton speak out against the philosophies and practices of Mike during his time touring the world and in the Church of All Worlds, and each represents an emotion poisonous to Mike's way of life—Digby with hate and Ben with jealousy. Both characters eventually change their minds, though, and unfoil themselves by the end of the novel.


Advertisement
Noodle's College Search
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement