Noodles Relationships: Needles younger brother and Ali's best friend Traits: Overprotective, Impulsive, Acts Tough "I ain't giving him ten bucks! Maybe five for Needles, but he ain't cut me right! Mine is messed up!"(Reynolds, 84). Noodles was acting on impulse when he decided to try and scam Black out of the money he owed him showing how impulsive he is.
Ali Relationships: Jazz's older brother, Doris' son, Noodles best friend Traits: Caring, Responsible, Respectful, Protector "I needed things to be as regular as possible to keep my mind off John, and to keep me from acting weird around Jazz"(Reynolds, 203). Ali is still trying to protect Jazz from everything that is happening even though he is scared to.
Doris Relationships: Jazz and Ali's mom Traits: Caring, Protective, Hardworking "No, baby," my mom replied, smiling despite her wet face. "It's fine. I love it"(Reynolds, 24-25). Doris cared about making sure Jazz didn't feel bad about making her cry with her scrap book even though she was obviously upset about it.