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.
Carlos Castaneda - This character introduces himself in The Teachings of Don Juan as a graduate student at the University of California, Los Angeles, who finds himself undergoing an apprenticeship to the Yaqui Indian sorcerer.
Don Juan Matus - A Yaqui Indian mentor, a full-fledged sorcerer, this character is present in the book through memories of his teachings and actions. He is most often referred to as The Nagual.
Maria Elena (La Gorda) - This character has received a series of teachings that she is to impart to the author when...
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