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The narrator of the novel, most likely based on Jerome himself. J. has a dog named Montmorency, and two friends, George and Harris. He sees himself as intelligent, hard-working, and competent, but his behavior in the novel suggests otherwise. Like his friends, J. is a hypochondriac.
George is a good-natured banker, and one of J.'s best friends. Of the three men, he is portrayed as the only one who is seriously dedicated to his job. He brings a banjo on the boat trip and tries to learn how to play it.
Harris is a friend of George and J., who joins them on the trip. Although the novel's flashbacks suggest that J. and Harris (full name William Samuel Harris) have known each other for a long time, J. actually dislikes Harris a great deal. He constantly criticizes Harris for being lazy and uncultured, and writes that "there is no poetry about Harris – no wild yearning for the unattainable" (18).
Character sketch of George -
George was a bank clerk (who \'goes to sleep at a bank from ten to four each day, except Saturdays, when they wake him up and put him outside at two \') and was living in a back room of the same house. The landlady suggested that, to save money, the two might share a room. They \'chummed \' together for some years - both shared a love of the theatre -and a life-long friendship was formed. George, who remained a bachelor, rose to become manager of Barclays Bank in the Strand and outlived.
Character sketch of Harris -
Harris is a vain fellow who pretends to be extremely hard working but usually pushes off the burden on other people. he is outspoken and does not hesitate to tell his friends what he thinks about them even if it may not be pleasant. for example he outwardly tells george that his new blazer is utterly revolting and that he must not wear it around them (harris and j). when harris takes on a job he makes a huge fuss out of it like the narator;s uncle podger. it may not be anything majorly important but if harris is going to do it .... the world would know about it. he also thinks very highly of himself and his voice though his friends do not want him to even attempt singing. he is extremely fascinated by tombs and graveyards much to j \'s dislike. he is also quite short tempered and it is best to let him rant off his anger rather than try and talk to him about it.he wouldn \'t mind a drink at any time of the day and enjoys the company of his friends .
Character sketch of Jerome -
Jerome is the narrator of the book. He is a young, single middle-class man living in London, much like the author himself at the time of the publication of the book, and the initial J is possibly meant to suggest that he stands in for Jerome.
J is fond of history and literature and spends much of his time daydreaming about the days when knights roamed the countryside of England. This daydreaming sometimes gets him into trouble when he does not pay suitable attention to what he is doing.
J, like his two friends on the boat trip, is a little vain and conceited, but he realizes it and pokes gentle fun at himself, his friends, and the habits of others like them through his anecdotes, where he and his friends are often the butt of ego-skewering jokes.
J has always been fond of boats, but prefers the old fashioned...
He is a lazy man who knows only one work i.e. sleeping. He goes to sleep from ten to four each day except Saturdays ,when the narrator and harris wake him up at two o' clock.he is hypochondriac like the others . Sometimes he appears to be very clever , though he is not.
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Jerome, usually known as "J," is the narrator who lives and works in London. He is taking a vacation along the Thames river along with two friends. J. is confident and fairly jovial, always ready to exploit the funny failures of his two friends as he tells us, the readers, his story. J. always makes himself seem better than his companions, he always seems to be "above" their immature antics.
George is one of the two friends who accompany J. on his trip along the Thames (for part of the time, anyway, due to his occupation). He is a banker who has a very strict time schedule and who is already ready for a pint after hours. George is quite a character, always boisterous. When he shows up for the vacation, he is sporting his wild style and carrying a banjo. No one quite knows why George is carrying this ethereal banjo. He can't play music. Therefore, despite his quirks, J. still considers George quite boring except for his ability to find pubs.
William Samuel Harris is the other of the two friends who join J. on the vacation along the Thames. J. finds William incredibly boring, lacking all "romance and poetry." William is a lot like George in that they both like to plan their pubs and eats. William also loves music, but has a horrible memory so can never remember the words to the comedy songs he loves so much. There is one significant time on the trip along the Thames that William remains on the boat only to get exceedingly drunk. William is also the one to propose the toast after they get off of the boat. (Due to heavy rains, the three decide to take the train instead.) "Here's to Three Men well out of a Boat!"
Montmorency, although a dog, is quite a character. He is a crew member of the boat along the Thames. J, George, and William swear continually that Montmorency is always fighting and would fight any other dog anywhere. Ironically, the only thing that can make this dog retreat is a cat! Apart from all this, Montmorency is always the most realistic of the four.
Jerome is the narrator in the novel. He is single and spends much of his time with his dog, Montmorency. He is always romantic and poetic even in tough times as he keeps on reciting poems at every situation. He shows himself to be hardworking, competent, and intelligent but he is opposite. He is a hypochondriac. He was suggested for a boat trip by the doctor when he found himself to have all diseases except the housemaids knee and called himself a hospital. On the boat trip from Kingston to oxford in river Thames he along his two friends, George and Harris enjoyed a lot. He was a nature lover as he loved to gaze stars at night and he loved thefresh breeze.
George was a bank clerk and he was also single. He shared a room with lady who became his good friend. He was witty and quite mature. He loved to sleep especially on saturdays. He snored a lot which was disliked by his foends on the trip. He was lazy and messy. He also did not packing like his friends. He wondered that why was everybody not always happy .
Character sketch of Harris –
Harris is a vain fellow who pretends to be extremely hard working but usually pushes of the burden onother people. He is outspoken and does not hesitate to tell his friends what he thinks about them even if it may not be pleasant. For example he outwardly tells George that his new blazer is uterly revolving and that he must not wear it around them Harris and . When Harris takes on a job he makes a huge fuss out of it like the narrator's Uncle Podger. It may not be anything majorly important but if Harris is going to do it , the world would know about it. He also thinks very highly of himself and his voice though his friends do not want him to even attempt singing. He is extremely fascinated by tombs and graveyards much to dislike. He is also quite short tempered and it is best to let him rant of his anger rather than try and talk to him about it.He wouldn't mind a drink at any time of the day and enjoys the company of his friends
CHARACTER SKETCH OF JEROME K JEROME -
Jerome is the narrator of the novel 'Three Men in a Boat'. He is single, middle-class man living in London. He is fond of history and literature, and spends much of his time day-dreaming about the days when knights roamed the countryside of England. This day-dreaming sometimes gets him into trouble when he does not pay attention to what he is doing. His sense of observation is quite sharp. He has a wonderful knack of describing incidents in humorous ways. He misses no opportunity to make readers laugh with his intelligent and indirect humour. He does this through his anecdotes. His description of his imagined illnesses is quite humorous! Equally humorous is his description of the Haymarket Scene, and Montomerency’s encounter with the Tom cat. Jerome prefers country peace and serenity to city's noisy and restless life. He believes river should remain open to everyone. He condemns those who put up 'no trespassing' signs or try to restrict the use of the river. At times he gets philosophical and gives the readers some valuable gems of wisdom. For example his advice on how a man should journey through life is worth heeding. His sensitivity comes to light when in chapter XVI he describes the pathetic incident of seeing a corpse of a young, beautiful woman. His description touches the readers’ heart; he does not hesitate satirizing society in which prevail so many evils.
CHARACTER SKETCH OF GEORGE -
George is the second of the "three men" in the novel. He is a bank clerk who works on Saturdays and so joins the boarding trip up the river. It is George's idea to take the river trip. His friends are surprised that he should come up with such a sensible idea. He ha large feet. He sleeps a lot. He is teased by his friends for these characteristics. His tendency to sleep in some times creates funny situations. One night, his watch stops and he wakes up in the middle of the night. He thinks that he is going to be late for work. He bathes, dresses and eats and rushes to the bus stop. But he notices that it is dark outside. Moreover, there is nobody else in the street. He cannot get back to sleep the rest of the night. George buys a banjo for the trip, imagining that he will learn to play it from a book. His friends are skeptical. They do allow him to try and the narrator describes the situation with satiric politeness. In the last section of the novel, it is George who suggests that they should cut the trip short by taking a train home. In short, George is one of the important three characters in the novel. The novel would not be half as interesting without George’s idiosyncrasies.
CHACTER SKETCH OF MONTMORENCY -
Montomorrency was as funny and eccentric as Harris, George, and Jim were. He was a perfect companion for the three friends. He complimented them. His behavior and actions also contribute to the humor in the novel. Montmorency is a small fox terrier. He is a constant companion of the three men during the trip. He makes his presence felt everywhere. His behavior and actions also contribute to the humor in the novel. Montmorency is quarrelsome by nature. The author narrates the incident in which a fox-terrier creates a riot. Therefore, he excuses the fighting nature of Montmorency who is also a fox-terrier. In fact, Montmorency's idea of 'life' is to hang about a stable, and collect a gang of most disreputable dogs to be found in the town and lead them around the slums to fight other disreputable dogs. At Oxford he fights eleven fights on the first day and fourteen fights on second day. He likes 'something noisy' and does not revel in romantic solitude. That is why he is against the idea of boat-trip. He never cares for the river. But Montmorency never disapproves of a thing violently. There is always a noble expression on his face. The author calls him 'an angel sent upon the Earth.' At times he is a coward. Once he runs after a cat at a brisk speed. But the cat moves slowly. It turns round and sits in the middle of the road. Montmorency looks at her with gentle expression. Then he comes back to the three men. Montomorency ‘s presence throughout the novel is ubiquitous. From the beginning when the narrator plans the boat-trip to the end of the novel, he is present with the narrator and his friends. He actively takes part on all the humorous activities thus adding more humour to the funny incidents. Be it the kettle scene, or Irish-stew boiling, or reacting to Harris’s singing and George’s banjo, he makes his presence felt to the readers.
CHARACTER SKETCH OF UNCLE PODGER -
uncle podger is a humorous character. he gives a humorous touch to the whole incident of hanging a picture . he is one of those persons who cannot do anything properly . such persons take a lot of trouble but perform very little. we laugh at uncle podger for his funny behavior . uncle podger is fond of doing things himself . but it is ironical that he cannot do anything smoothly and without damaging other things. In the incident narrated by the author ,uncle podger decides to hang a picture . instead of hiring a man to do the job , he decides to hang a picture himself . but for him even a small job a big one. he creates confusion in the whole house . he involved every member of the house in the process of hanging the picture. he prepares to hang the picture. at the same time, all the children and the maid servant of the house are ordered to help him. He takes a lot of time and disturbs the whole house. after spending a number of hours and breaking many things , uncle podger succeeds in hanging the picture. but there are many marks on the wall and the picture is crooked . in fact , uncle podger is unfit to do even a simple job . but he does not admit his lack of skill. he puts the blame to others. uncle podger is a laughing stock. his absent -mindedness is very humorous . he is really very funny.
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