I, Rigoberta Menchu: An Indian Woman in Guatemala Characters

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Candelaria

Candelaria is the "ladinized" Indian maid with whom Menchú works in the city. Cande is unimpressed by the mistress' fits and threats, and stands up to her without hesitation. She even plans a small rebellion in the house, to annoy the mistress, but is thrown out when her plot is discovered. Cande refuses to sleep with the sons of the house, inciting more mistreatment from the mistress, but still, she is able to demand that the mistress give Menchú's father some money when he appears one day, penniless.

Petrona Chona

Doña Petrona Chona is the "first dead body" Menchú had ever seen. She had been hacked to pieces by the landowner's bodyguard because she refused the landowner's son. She was married and had a small son, whose finger was chopped off during the attack.

Petrocinio Menchú Tum

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