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.
Colonel Aponte - See Lazaro Aponte
Lazaro Aponte - The head of the police, this character takes little action toward the twins, as he does not take their threat too seriously.
Clotilde Armenta - This character is the owner of the milk shop where the killers slept and awaited Santiago.
Cristo Bedoya - A friend of Santiago and of the narrator, this character tries unsuccessfully to warn Santiago of the murder plot.
Maria Cervantes - Tender and beautiful but strict, this character owns the brothel.
Purisima del Carmen - This character...
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