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 talk about Davey under "Names" in "Tools of Characterization." He’s a great example of how flat characters can be fun. Davey is a classic information tool. Giving information is his only purpose, the meaning of his existence.