Study Guide

The Price of Salt, or Carol Characters

By Patricia Highsmith

Therese Belivet

Therese Belivet—if that's even her real name—is our nineteen-year-old protagonist....

Carol Aird

Carol is a hard person to read. One of the first physical descriptions we get is of her...

Richard

When Richard asks Therese "Do you like caviar?" and she says, "No. I wish I did" (14.84-14.85),...

Abby Gerhard

Abby, Carol's BFF, tends to pop onto the scene out of nowhere at the most inconvenient times for...

Dannie McElroy

As far as men go, Dannie is a lot better than Richard. He's logical, well-spoken, and romantic,...

Mrs. Ruby Robichek

If you think your coworkers are weird, wait until you meet Mrs. Robichek. She invites her...

Harge Aird

We only see Mr. Carol's Husband Man a couple of times on page, and he's nice enough in person to...

Genevieve Crannel

Here's an SAT analogy for you. Dannie:Richard::Genevieve:Carol. In other words, Genevieve and...

Minor Characters

Therese and Carol meet a few minor characters on the road, but we don't really get to know them...