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.
Richard Sharpe - He is the principle protagonist of the novel and is present in most--but not all--of the scenes in the narrative.
General Guy Loup - He is a cold and cruel man who encourages his troops to rape Spanish women and kill the children he says are vermin.
Lord Kiely - The commander of the Real Compañía Irlandesa, he has his position by virtue of his birth.
Dona Juanita de Elia - She is a Spanish noble who is aligned with the French cause.
Major Michael Hogan - He is a...
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