The main character in “Auggie Wren’s Christmas Story” by Paul Auster is Auggie Wren. He becomes the narrator in the second part of the story when he talks about an experience that may or may not be true. Auggie’s characterization is shown through how his friend, Paul, sees him, as well as through how he chooses to present himself.
Paul is another important character in the story, and he is also the main narrator. Since Paul is a writer, he gains Auggie’s admiration and trust, as Auggie shares his photo project with him. Paul's respect for Auggie grows after he is told Auggie's Christmas story, when he begins to acknowledge Auggie's skill as a storyteller.
You can read a full characterization of Auggie Wren and Paul in the following pages.