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The Kiss of the Spider Woman Characters & Character Analysis

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Characters

Valentin Arregui Paz

Valentin is a Marxist revolutionary, imprisoned for his political activism. His cellmate, Molina, is a homosexual window-dresser with no political convictions whatsoever. Valentin is at first disdainful of Molina because of his homosexuality. Nevertheless, Valentin is willing to listen to Molina's descriptions of some of his favorite classic Hollywood movies in order to pass the time. Valentin becomes increasingly tolerant of Molina, and, after Molina selfiessly cares for him during his illness, Valentin becomes increasingly emotionally attached to Molina. Eventually, Valentin, despite his initial anti-homosexual prejudices, becomes Molina's lover. When Molina is released from prison, Valentin asks him to pass important information on to his revolutionary comrades. Soon after Molina leaves, however, Valentin is severely beaten and tortured by the prison officials, who inflict third-degree burns on his body and his groin. While he is in the prison hospital ward, a clinician offers secretly to inject...

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