~Emily9~ You only hate the road when you're missing home. edited the characters of Water for Elephants Tuesday, February 28, 2012.
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- Edited the description of Jacob Jankowski:
Narrator of the story who, as a youngman, becomesthe circus' vet butwho is telling the story laterin life asan older Mr. Jankowski -- forgotten, alone, and miserable in anassisted living facility. As a young man, Jacob losthis parents and his money when they were killedin a automobile accident. He ends up leaving school before his final exams and joinsthe circus. He develops special relationships with the animals and Marlena.
- marked the description of Jacob Jankowski as not a spoiler
- Edited the description of Marlena (L'Arche) Rosenbluth:
Jacob's love interest andAugust's wife. She is the horseand animal trainer, eventually becomes part of Rosie the elephant's act. Jacob and Marlena fallin love. She is apparently very beautiful and seductive. August described her as being able to talk tothe horses and have them listen.She takes care of August mostly, and tries to hide his "problem" from people. She is also very kind and persistent, shown when she gives food to the roustabouts, despite August's anger. She loves horses and would do anything to comfort them, such as ridewith them in the train.
- marked the description of Marlena (L'Arche) Rosenbluth as not a spoiler
- Edited the description of August Rosenbluth: Marlena's husband and antagonistic head trainer at the
circus. Equestrian director and Superintendent of all animals who takes Jacob under his wing. Prone to anger fits. Is a paranoid schitzophrenic. He befriends Jacob at first, but then slowly begins to dislike him, going so far as to accuse Jacob of having an affair with his wife, Marlena. Would do anything to get Marlena back, but loses her anyway after he hits her. Is killed during the stampede when Rosie the Elephant strikes him on the head with a metal stake.
- marked the description of August Rosenbluth as not a spoiler