Study Guide

The Revenant: A Novel of Revenge Characters

By Michael Punke

Hugh Glass

Hugh Glass is the alpha-est male who ever did alpha. Translation: he's a manly man. In many ways,...

Captain Andrew Henry

Captain Andrew Henry is a cursed man—or at least that's what he thinks.Captain CurseThough...

John Fitzgerald

John Fitzgerald shows us the darker side of frontier life. A gambler and murderer by...

Jim Bridger

It's possible that Jim Bridger experiences more growth than any other character in The Revenant....

Kiowa Brazeau

There's no one quite like Kiowa Brazeau. A worldly man of prodigious intelligence and surprising...

Yellow Horse

Yellow Horse is a Sioux warrior who saves Glass's life by taking him to a medicine man who heals...

The Voyageurs (Antoine Langevin, Toussaint Charbonneau, "Professeur," and Dominique and Louis "La Vierge" Cattoire)

The voyageurs are explorers of a different breed. While most frontiersmen are simply looking to...

The Old Arikara Woman

In one of the novel's most moving moments, Glass finds an old Arikara woman in the burnt remnants...

William Ashley

William Ashley is the businessman who runs the Rocky Mountain Fur Company. We don't know too much...