Don Pedro is a complex character. When the reader is introduced to him as a young boy, he is dreamy, innocent, and consumed with love for Susana. Over time, however, we see Pedro commit evil acts without regards to the feeling of others. Based on what you know about tragic heroes,do consider Pedro a tragic figure? Why or why not? Use specific examples from the text and compose an essay addressing the following aspects of his character:
- How do Pedro's emotions affect his actions?
- How do Fulgor's dealings with Pedro show the dual nature of Pedro's character?
- How does Pedro's reactions to Toribio and El Tilucate reveal his dual nature?
- What do you think is behind his unethical behavior? Why does he do the things that he does?
Don Pedro and Father Rentería are two different examples of characters dealing with the...
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