Study Guide

Why Don't You Dance? Characters

By Raymond Carver

The Man

Yup, that's as far as Carver goes in terms of giving our protagonist (if you can really call him...

The Girl

The girl doesn't get a name either—and as with "the man," we don't get a physical...

The Boy a.k.a. Jack

It's kind of a blink-and-you-miss-it reference, but the boy is the only character to get a name....

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