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.
Charles Darwin - A naturalist commissioned by the King of England to take a five-year voyage and report back on his findings.
Captain Fitz Roy - He commands the Beagle, the ship upon which Charles Darwin takes his trip around the world.
Gauchos - These men are known for their horsemanship and use of the bola.
General Rosas - A popular military leader in Patagonia.
Jemmy Button - A native of Tierra del Fuego who returns to his home island near the Strait of Magellan.
York Minster - A native of Tierra del...
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