Study Guide

Heart of a Samurai Characters

By Margi Preus

Manjiro

Manjiro's your basic good guy, who doesn't ever do anything bad and consistently makes what seem...

Captain Whitfield

Captain Whitfield's the "Man," but in a totally good way. He's cultured (he reads poetry and...

Goemon

Think of Goemon as that best friend who's always naysaying stuff and finding things wrong about a...

Jolly

Think of the most racist, surliest person you know and you've got yourself Jolly. He's the...

Terry

Terry is Manjiro's best friend (besides the Captain) in America. A guy his age who doesn't have...

Tom

Tom is a lot like another villain in the book—Jolly. He's a classic bully who's willing to...

Mrs. Whitfield

Not much is said about Mrs. Whitfield—she just kind of shows up one day because the...

Catherine

Catherine is Manjiro's girl. Well, okay, not exactly—it's not like they're official or even...