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.
Apolonia - This character has a big jiggling stomach and four children.
Coyotito - When this character is stung by a scorpion, the resulting medical emergency prompts this indivual's parents to reach beyond their station in life.
The Doctor - This character is known as the "lazy" man of the village, who thinks only of Europe and dreams, with "eyes rolled up a little in their fat hammocks," of returning there.
The Gate Keeper - When a character comes to the Doctor for medical help, it is this man who refuses him.
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