Study Guide

Way of the Peaceful Warrior Characters

Dan Millman

The quality that really stands out in our protagonist, Dan Millman, is his will (or perseverance:...

Socrates

Unconventional, humorous, insulting, magical, ninja-y—this guy, Socrates or Soc for short,...

Joy

Joy is the uber-love interest in the novel. (Linda gets second place, and Susie gets third.) It's...

Joseph

This dude is a chef who used to be Socrates' personal attendant and cook. Socrates trained him...

Linda

Linda is the redhead whom Dan takes a liking to the first time he sees her at the gym (5.164)....

Susie

Susie is Dan's, well, not quite girlfriend… but lady friend who pays him amorous visits...

Valerie

She's the nurse who treats Dan at the hospital for his mononucleosis. Her role is to tempt Dan...

George Wilson

This is the guy who drives a Cadillac into Dan (4.11). Thanks George. We know nothing about the...