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.
St. Teresa of Avila - An older member of a 16th century Carmelite monastery given the task of writing a discourse on prayer.
The Beloved - Most commonly a reference to God in the book.
The Spirit of Evil - The characters that try to tempt seeking souls away from their paths of contemplation and devotion.
The Butterfly - The analogy of the seeking soul which undergoes a metamorphosis as it moves into the deeper dwellings of the castle.
Poisonous Reptiles - The vile creatures that creep around outside the castle...
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