Study Guide

The Magic Barrel Characters

By Bernard Malamud

Leo Finkle

Our hero, Leo Finkle, is what our mothers usually refer to as "What a nice young man." He's...

Pinye Salzman

Salzman is maybe the most complex character in the story: an unhappy man who wants to make people...

Stella Salzman

Of the three main characters, Stella is the least developed. She doesn't have any dialogue of her...