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.
Renzo Leoni - This person is the main character in the story whose experience as a pilot in the Absynnian war took a toll on his conscience and affected his entire life. He felt that if he continued to feel guilty it would justify the fact that he lived on after bombing a hospital full of patients in Africa. He is a heavy drinker and a master of disguises and languages, and is one of the most endearing characters in the novel.
Werner Schramm - This character is a German officer...
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