The Rose Tattoo Characters

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Assunta

Assunta is a wise old woman who sells herbal and other remedies to the local Sicilian American population, and she appears to be Serafina's only true friend. She listens to Serafina boast and rant, gives her advice, helps her in times of need, and ignores her when she is rude.

Bessie

Bessie, along with her counterpart Flora, is described in Williams's stage notes as a "clown" of middle age and "juvenile temperament." She has commissioned some sewing from Serafina, and, when she finds it is not finished on the day promised, she becomes angry and informs Serafina about Serafina's husband's infidelity. As far as Serafina is concerned, Flora and her friend are man-chasers and generally immoral.

Bruno

Bruno is one of a group of small children who appear on and off again in the play. These children have small speaking parts, but they are a significant presence...

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