John Grady Cole - He is the main character who leaves Texas and travels to Mexico after the ranch he grew up on is sold.
Lacey Rawlins - He is seventeen-years-old, the childhood friend and fellow traveler of the main character.
Jimmy Blevins - He is the "kid" who shot a wallet that was thrown in the air.
Alejandra - She is the beautiful daughter of Don Hector Rocha y Villareal. She lives on the ranch where the main character first finds employment in Mexico.
Duena Alfonsa - She is the grand aunt and godmother to Alejandra who attempts to explain Alejandra's traditions and values to the main character.
The Captain - He is the man who kills Blevins in cold blood.
Perez - He is a political exile and prisoner in the Mexican prison in Saltillo and the man who explains that it will take a ransom for...
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