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.
Cemetery Traveler - This character is a foreigner in the cemetery and carries a rucksack and a walking stick.
Gondolier - This blonde-haired character dresses in brightly colored clothes, has a criminal record, and acts suspiciously.
Old Fop - This character appears on the steamer to Italy, and wears make-up and false teeth to appear young.
Street Performer - This character carries the smell of carbolic acid that authorities are using to disinfect Venice and appears to be foreign.
Tadzio - This character is on vacation in Venice and resembles some of the...
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