Study Guide

Why Don't You Dance? Characters

By Raymond Carver

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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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