Chronicle of a Death Foretold | Study Guide

Gabriel García Márquez

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Chronicle of a Death Foretold | Characters

Character Description
Narrator The narrator is a former town resident and currently an investigative journalist. Read More
Angela Vicario Angela Vicario is a young woman of marriageable age. Read More
Pablo Vicario Pablo Vicario, a young man, is Angela's brother. Read More
Pedro Vicario Pedro Vicario is Pablo's twin and Angela's brother. Read More
Plácida Linero Plácida Linero is Santiago's mother. Read More
Santiago Nasar Santiago Nasar is a young, open-hearted man of the town. Read More
Bayardo San Román Bayardo San Román is a rich and handsome young man in town looking for a wife. Read More
Susana Abdala Susana Abdala is the matriarch of the Nasar family and an herbalist healer.
Father Carmen Amador Father Carmen Amador is the town priest. He is also forced to conduct an autopsy on Santiago's body.
Don Lázaro Aponte Don Lázaro Aponte is the town mayor.
Próspera Arango Próspera Arango is the daughter of a man who's fallen ill and whom Cristo stops to help.
Clotilde Armenta Clotilde Armenta is the owner of the town milk shop.
Hortensia Baute Hortensia Baute is a resident of the town.
Cristo Bedoya Cristo Bedoya is a friend of the narrator and Santiago.
Bishop The bishop is the chief shepherd of the town who visits the town only by boat.
Pollo Carrillo Pollo Carrillo is the owner of the town electric plant.
María Alejandrina Cervantes María Alejandrina Cervantes is an eccentric resident of the town and owner of a brothel.
Escolástica Cisneros Escolástica Cisneros is a town resident who thinks she saw Santiago with Cristo in the town square.
Prudencia Cotes Prudencia Cotes is a town resident who later marries Pablo Vicario.
Celeste Dangond Celeste Dangond is a town resident who invites Santiago in for coffee before Santiago is murdered.
Divina Flor Divina Flor is the daughter of Victoria Guzmán, who also works and cooks for the Nasars.
Don Rogelio de la Flor Don Rogelio de la Flor is Clotilde Armenta's husband.
Victoria Guzmán Victoria Guzmán is the Nasars' maid and housekeeper.
Doctor Dionisio Iguarán Doctor Dionisio Iguarán is the town physician.
Jaime Jaime is the narrator's younger brother.
Argénida Lanao Argénida Lanao is the Nasars' oldest daughter.
Poncho Lanao Poncho Lanao is a nearby neighbor of the Nasars.
Lawyer The lawyer defends the Vicario brothers at their trial.
Plácida Linero Plácida Linero is Santiago Nasar's mother.
Meme Loiza Meme Loiza is a citizen of the town who saw Santiago with Cristo.
Fausta López Fausta López is the wife of Polo Carrillo.
Luis Enrique Luis Enrique is the narrator's brother.
Magistrate The magistrate is a young investigator sent to hear the case against the Vicario twins.
Margot Margot is the narrator's sister.
Wenefrida Márquez Wenefrida Márquez is the narrator's aunt. She speaks to Santiago just before he dies.
Mercedes Mercedes becomes the narrator's wife.
Flora Miguel Flora Miguel is Santiago's fiancée.
Nahir Miguel Nahir Miguel is the father of Santiago's fiancée, Flora Miguel.
Ibrahim Nasar Ibrahim Nasar is Santiago's father.
Sara Noriega Sara Noriega owns a shoe store in town.
The nun The nun is the narrator's sister.
Indalecio Pardo Indalecio Pardo is a town resident who learns of the coming murder of Santiago.
General Petronio San Román General Petronio San Román is Bayardo's father.
Leandro Pornoy Leandro Pornoy is a town policeman.
Luisa Santiaga Luisa Santiaga is the narrator's mother.
Faustino Santos Faustino Santos is another butcher in town.
Yamil Shaium Yamil Shaium is the owner of a dry goods store who tries to warn Santiago.
Alberta Simonds Alberta Simonds is Bayardo's mother.
Poncio Vicario Poncio Vicario is Angela's father.
Pura Vicario Pura Vicario, also called Púrisima del Carmen, is Angela Vicario's mother.
Xius Xius is the owner of the house that Bayardo buys for himself and his wife.
Yolanda Xius Yolanda Xius is Xius's deceased wife.
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