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.
Alyosha - This character listens to his brother's story and at times asks him questions about it.
The Cardinal - This character is a ninety-year-old member of the Roman Catholic Church during the sixteenth century Spanish Inquisition in Seville, Spain
The Grand Inquisitor - This character has a man arrested, and later comes to visit him in his cell.
Ivan - This character is the supposed author of a poem set during the Spanish Inquisition.
Jesus - This character appears in the midst of the Inquisition, raises a child from the...
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