Study Guide

Main Street Characters

By Harry Sinclair Lewis

Carol Kennicott

When we first meet Carol, her last name is Milford, and she's working her way through a quaint...

Will Kennicott

When you take a good long look at Will Kennicott, you pretty much see s decent guy who's...

Vida Sherwin

Vida Sherwin is probably the closest thing Carol Kennicott has to a best friend in Gopher...

Mrs. Bogart

Mrs. Bogart is your typical old lady next door… and not the good kind who hands out...

Miles Bjornstam

Miles Bjornstam is known to many people in Gopher Prairie as the town "crank." Most people only...

Guy Pollock

Guy Pollock is a romantic at heart, just like Carol Kennicott. But the problem with him is that...

Erik Valbourg

No one really knows what to make of Erik Valbourg when he first moves to Gopher Prairie as a...

Sam Clark

Will Kennicott can't be Sinclair Lewis's only example of a typical man in Gopher Prairie, so he...

Stewart Snyder

Stewart Snyder isn't in this book for very long: he's basically just a dude who knows Carol in...

Bea Sorenson

When it comes to a person's reaction to Gopher Prairie, Bea Sorenson is basically the anti-Carol....