Character List and Analysis Minor Characters

Walter Sokolow

Walter Sokolow rescues Ishmael from a traveling carnival and helps him educate himself and serves as his first true friend.

Rachel Sokolow

Ishmael's caretaker after her father's (Walter) death, she dies shortly before the narrator comes to know Ishmael.

Mr. Partridge

Walter Sokolow's butler, who still cares for Ishmael even though Ishmael no longer lives on the Sokolow estate.

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