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The Underdogs a Novel of the Mexican Revolution Characters & Character Analysis

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Characters

Demetrio Macias

Demetrio Macias, the protagonist, is a farmer who is forced from his home after, in a drunken state, he insults the powerful mayor of his town, Don Monico. Monico sends soldiers to Demetrio's home, and Demetrio must abandon his wife and child, after which he watches his house burn down. He initially leads a band of 20 or so men, all with different stories, but all victims of one or another kind of injustice. He is a great marksman and is fearless in battle, qualities which undoubtedly draw more and more men to Demetrio as his reputation increases. At Zacatecas, Demetrio snatches victory from the jaws of defeat with reckless bravery, and he is eventually promoted to general in the rebel army, fighting against the Government and its Federal army.

Demetrio has little understanding or care for the larger revolution at hand, but unlike his men who use...

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