The Plague Character Analysis

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Main characters
August "Auggie" Pullman: The main character. His face is deformed due to "mandibulofacial dysostosis" or "Treacher-Collins syndrome", along with other facial malformations. He faces many difficulties when he enrolls in his first year of middle school after being home schooled for many years. In the end, he is able to make new friends and accept himself for who he is.

Olivia "Via" Pullman: August's older sister. She talks about Auggie and the hardships of being a sister of someone who is deformed in Part 2. She truly cares for Auggie and will always defend him. Often, Via feels jealous of the attention Auggie receives because of his deformity. She often scolds herself and feels guilty for feeling this way.

Summer Dawson: One of Auggie's first
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He dislikes Auggie and tries to convince the other students that if they touch him, they will develop "The Plague." He bullied Auggie and told most of the grade to isolate him, and Jack Will for becoming friends with Auggie. At the end of the story, Julian's parents take him out of Beecher, as they say they don't feel Beecher Prep is an "inclusion school" and they think Auggie shouldn't have been admitted.

Justin: Via's boyfriend. He is somewhat shocked by Auggie's appearance but is very kind to him. He has a main part in "Our Town" with Via at their high school. In his part in the book, he doesn't capitalize his "I"'s. He also mentions that he has "tics," especially when he is nervous and describes them as "hard blinks" and "the occasional head pull."[1]:190 This leads the reader to believe that he has a form of Tourette syndrome. Justin also gets to meet Via's parents. Also, the reason why in Justin's chapters there is no proper punctuation is because he thinks it takes too long to write.

Daisy: Via and August's first dog. She was August's first true friend. She was an old dog, and at the end of the book Daisy has to be put down. August's family gets a new dog named
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