Outer characterization

Margot is the main character of the short story “Cat Person” by Kristen Roupenian. She is a 20-year-old college student. She lives in a dorm room with her roommate, Tamara, and she works “behind the concession stand at the artsy movie theatre downtown”. We do not know much about her family or background, except that she has a stepfather. 

Inner characterization

From the first lines of the story, Margot is described as flirtatious: “Flirting with her customers was a habit she’d picked up back when she worked as a barista, and it helped with tips”. Her relationship with Robert also begins as an innocent flirt, although Margot is critical of his body and not attracted to him. 

Throughout their text exchanges, Margot reveals that she is immature. S...

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