Mocker sits at the crossroads where many cross his path and attempt to engage him in their causes. He, as the name implies mocks them with much disinterest. He is self-absorbed but does understand part of the truth that “Much dreaming and many words are meaningless.”But, he stands in awe of no one.
Seeker spends his life in a search for truth but in essence only ever finds knowledge. He asks many questions to the point of annoyance.
Challenger stands firm in the truth and attempts to kindly spur those he contacts to accept the truth. He gently challenges their “world view”.
Ideally, there should be a dozen or more extras carrying picket signs advocating various causes. Some “extras” are required and will hold brief confrontations with the main characters.
MT "Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock. 25The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house; yet it did not fall, because it had its foundation on the rock. 26But everyone who hears these words of mine and does not put them into practice is like a foolish man who built his house on sand. 27The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house, and it fell with a great crash."
1CO These things happened to them as examples and were written down as warnings for us, on whom the fulfillment of the ages has come. 12So, if you think you are standing firm, be careful that you don't fall! 13No temptation has seized you except what is common to man. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can stand up under it.
Sandyhas trouble standing, going with the flow taking the easy out. Friends try to “prop” her up with “things that also aren’t firm.
Faith faces the same challenges as Sandy but tries to find ways of dealing with her problems that will help her grow stronger.
These are “friends” of the main characters that offer the same “help” to both main characters in their time of need.