Study Guide

The City of Ember Characters

Lina Mayfleet

One of the first things we learn about Lina is that she loves to run. On Assignment Day, she...

Doon Harrow

When we picture Doon, we imagine him having a serious but kinda dorky look about him (hey, who...

Mayor Lemander Cole

The current mayor of Ember is one sketchy dude. For one thing, it's suspicious that he's...

Looper Windly

We didn't think it was possible to be even sketchier than the mayor, but Looper pulls it off. For...

Granny

Granny used to have her act together, as both a caregiver and a contributor to Ember's society....

Poppy

We here at Shmoop love kitten pictures on the internet as much as anyone else does, but Poppy is...

Lizzie Bisco

Lizzie is one of Lina's closest friends (possibly even her bestie). She's one of the only people...

Mrs. Evaleen Murdo

This lady has her head on straight, that's for sure. She's "thin and straight as a nail, but she...

Clary Laine

A worker in the greenhouses of Ember, Clary is "tall and solid, with big hands and knobby...

Loris Harrow

Doon's father is "a tall man, bald as a peeled potato, with a high forehead and a long chin. He...

Allis Fleery

Captain Fleery is "a bony woman with pale eyes and hair the color of dust" (2.36). She uses her...

Barton Snode

We gotta give Barton props for being earnest. He takes his job very seriously, as Lina finds out...

Nammy Proggs

Nammy Proggs is "a tiny old woman whose back was so bent that she had to twist her head sideways...

Sadge Merrall

Lina knows this man as "one of the clerks in the Supply Depot. He was a quiet, long-faced man who...

The Builders

We never learn this mysterious person's name, just that he's been in charge of building Ember....

The Journal-Writer

The writer of the journal that Lina, Doon and Poppy find never names herself, but she does refer...

The Believers

The Believers are a group of Ember's citizens who get together and sing happy songs about what...

Minor Characters

This "short, delicate-looking girl with a white-blond braid down her back" (3.5) is actually an...