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.
Amparo - She is one of the group of Spanish dancers on the ship. She is beautiful but often ungracious. She has sex with men for money, which she then hands over to her lover, Pepe.
Frau Greta Baumgartner - She is unable to halt her husband's decline and watches disapprovingly as he sinks further. Sometimes, she takes out her frustrations on their helpless son.
Hans Baumgartner - He is a timid and delicate looking eight-year-old boy.
Herr Karl Baumgartner - He is a sickly looking German lawyer, who practiced law in Mexico...
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