Beware of Pity Character Descriptions

Stefan Zweig
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Anton Hofmiller

This character is a handsome lieutenant in the Austrian military who finds himself involved in the life of a wealthy aristocrat and his daughter. He is the book's main character.

Edith Kekesfalva

This character is the 17-year-old daughter of a wealthy land owner. She is crippled and is filled with rage over her condition.

Herr Lajos von Kekesfalva

This character began life as a poor Jewish boy, but became wealthy through hard work and through marrying a woman who had inherited a valuable estate. After her death, he became nearly obsessed with his daughter and with finding a cure for her crippling illness.


This character is the niece of a wealthy land owner and a caretaker of his daughter.


This character is a short, stout and ill-mannered physician. He tries to find effective treatments for the main female character's condition.


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