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.
Florentino Ariza - This is the novel's principal romantic who lives out the very unmodern concept of a constant heart. A telegraph operator with a passion for music and books (he is a voracious reader of both classic and popular literature, especially poetry), he falls in love with the teenage Fermina, who is teaching her aunt to read.
Transito Ariza - The devotion of this character, a pawnbroker who gave birth to him after an illicit affair, seems to veer into eroticism. She advises him not to overwhelm young Fermina with...
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