Confessions Characters

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Augustine (of Hippo), St. Augustine

Augustine is the writer of the autobiographical confessions. He is born in the town of Tagaste, in North Africa. His mother's name is Monica, and his father is Patricius. Augustine is a good student in his youth, and because of his intellectual promise, he is sent to school in literature and rhetoric. He begins to teach in Carthage after his schooling is completed. Augustine looks back at the sins of his youth. He is involved with his first sexual conquests at the age of sixteen, and loving and being in love takes up much of his time. Likewise, he is involved in stealing for pleasure and other youthful pranks.

As Augustine matures, he has only one woman. He wants to become a philosopher, a seeker of truth, after reading a work of Cicero. For a long time he is a member of the Manicheans...

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