In the Time of the Butterflies Characters

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American Interviewer

An American woman of Dominican descent, the interviewer comes to speak with Dede about the family history. She speaks poor Spanish. She strongly resembles Julia Alvarez herself.

Don Bernardo

When Chea Mirabal moves to town, Don Bernardo becomes her neighbor. Though his wife, Dona Belen, suffers from senility, he finds time to help the Mirabal family whenever they are in need.

Rufino de la Cruz

Rufino is the Mirabal sisters' favorite chauffeur, and he is fiercely protective of them. He dies with Patria, Minerva, and Maria Teresa.

Enriquello

See Manolo Tavarez

Nelson  Gonzalez

Patria's eldest child, Nelson, enthusiastically joins the underground when he is a young man. He is caught and imprisoned. Trujillo releases him for favorable publicity, and he goes to work for Jaimito on his farm.

Pedro Gonzalez

A gentle, plainspoken farmer. Pedrito is Patria's husband. They meet when she washes his feet during...

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