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A Confederacy of Dunces Character Descriptions

John Kennedy Toole
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Character Descriptions

This section provides a short description of all the major characters in the book. This can be printed out as a study guide for students, used as a "key" for leading a class discussion, or you can jump to the quiz/homework section to find worksheets that incorporate these descriptions into a variety of question formats.


Ignatius Jacques Reilly - He dresses comfortably in green hunting cap with earflaps, tweed trousers, plaid flannel shirt, muffler, and suede desert boots. He has full lips, a bushy black mustache, and hauntingly large eyes, one yellow and one blue.

Irene Reilly - Hard-working, arthritic, henna-haired and alcoholic, she drops out of school to help her immigrant mother at her seafood stand.

Angelo Mancuso - A father of three, he is a police officer desperately trying to keep his job. He is assigned to undercover work in a variety of demeaning...

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