Winnie - Initially seen as superstitious and pessimistic, her character is actually the result of her cruel past.
Pearl - She is torn between her Chinese ancestry and her new American identity, but comes to terms with her heritage after a heartfelt discussion with her mother.
Helen - Helen appears stubborn and old-fashioned, but in truth is an intelligent and resourceful woman.
Auntie Du - She has strength of will and determination to protect her friends.
Wen Fu - He is a cruel, egotistical, and abusive. He cannot stand to see others surpass him in any way.
Jimmy Louie - A kind and compassionate American-born Chinese who falls in love with Winnie. He brings Winnie to the United States and marries her.