Foucault's Pendulum Characters

This Study Guide consists of approximately 46 pages of chapter summaries, quotes, character analysis, themes, and more - everything you need to sharpen your knowledge of Foucault's Pendulum.
This section contains 1,325 words
(approx. 4 pages at 400 words per page)
Buy the Foucault's Pendulum Study Guide

Casaubon

Casaubon is a graduate student in Philosophy at the University when he writes a dissertation on the Knights Templar. While a student, he meets Belbo and Diotallevi. He writes his dissertation on the Knights Templar and, after he earns his degree, takes a job teaching in Brazil to be closer to his girlfriend, Amparo. Amparo leaves him after an experience at a religious ceremony in Brazil where she is, seemingly, possessed by a demon. Casaubon stays on in Brazil for another year before returning to Milan.

When he returns, he sets himself up as a kind of Sam Spade for obscure knowledge. He will track down any piece of knowledge, no matter how obscure, for a fee. After running into Belbo again by chance, Mr. Garamond hires Casaubon to find pictures for a book they are putting together on metals for Garamond Press. He introduces Aglie to Belbo...

(read more)

This section contains 1,325 words
(approx. 4 pages at 400 words per page)
Buy the Foucault's Pendulum Study Guide
Copyrights
Gale
Foucault's Pendulum from Gale. ©2005-2006 Thomson Gale, a part of the Thomson Corporation. All rights reserved.
Follow Us on Facebook