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.
Caridad - This character is the third and most beautiful of four daughters.
Domingo - This character is a husband, father, and a gambler who abandons his family and leaves the narrative prematurely.
Dona Felicia - This character has lost all faith in organized religion and is a spiritual healer.
Esperanza - This character was an activist in college and became a journalist.
Fe - This character eventually dies from cancer from working in a parts-cleaning plant.
La Loca - As a three-year-old, this character rises out of the funeral casket and is...
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