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The most powerful people in the town of Comala are don Pedro, who owns the land, and Father Rentería, who cares for the people's souls. Compare the ways don Pedro and the priest both fail the townspeople who depend on them.

What does the story of Dolores's marriage to don Pedro tell the reader about the status of women in the novel?

Why does the story of don Pedro begin from the point of view of Juan Preciado?

When the reader first meets don Pedro, he is an unnamed first-person narrator. Why doesn't the author introduce don Pedro by name when the reader first meets him?

Should Father Rentería have denied a pardon to Miguel? Should he have granted a pardon to Eduviges?

Does don Pedro's love for Susana make him a sympathetic character?

Why does Susana send away the priest on her deathbed?

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