The Last Juror Study Guide

The Last Juror

The Last Juror by John Grisham

  • Joyner William "Willie" Traynor - the protagonist and editor of the local newspaper, The Times .
  • Calia "Miss Callie" Harris Ruffin - a black woman with eight children, seven of whom have Ph.Ds. She is selected for jury duty at the Padgitt trial.
  • Baggy Suggs - an alcoholic reporter for The Times.
  • Wiley Meek - photographer for The Times.
  • Danny Padgitt - a member of the notorious Padgitt family. He rapes and murders Rhoda Kassellaw but is given parole after only nine years in prison.
  • Lucien Wilbanks - defense lawyer for Danny Padgitt.
  • Harry Rex Vonner - a lawyer who befriends Willie, helping him with various legal and moral issues throughout the novel.
  • Sam Ruffin - eighth child of Calia Ruffin. He had an affair with a married white woman and is afraid to return to Clanton.
  • Rhoda Kassellaw - the victim of Danny Padgitt.
  • Judge Loopus - the judge at the Padgitt trial.
  • Ernie Gaddis - prosecution lawyer at the Padgitt trial
  • Hank Hooten - another lawyer at the Padgitt trial. He is rumoured to have had a relationship with Rhoda Kassellaw before her death. He later goes insane, killing two jurors and Danny Padgitt.

You'll need to sign up to view the entire study guide.

Sign Up Now, It's FREE
Source: Wikipedia, released under the Creative Commons Attributions/Share-Alike License