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Study Guide: The Bridge of San Luis Rey by Thornton Wilder

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CHARACTER ANALYSIS

Esteban

Esteban, one of the protagonists of the novel, is an identical twin; he and his brother, Manuel, were abandoned by their parents at birth. They are brought up by the Abbess and the sisters in the strict confines of the Convent of Santa Maria de Las Rosas. As a result, the childhood of these lovable and lively boys is demanding and regimented. Even though the Abbess genuinely cares about the children, she shows little warmth or affection. Instead, she is concerned about teaching them Bible stories and preparing them for the priesthood. The twins, however, have no interest in pursing a..........

Camila Perichole

Although not one of the protagonists, Camila, the actress, is a very important personality in the novel who touches most of the other main characters and who appears more regularly than any of the others. The Marquesa admires her talent; Uncle Pio is devoted to her; the Viceroy lusts after her; the Archbishop is infatuated by her personality; Don Jamie loves her dearly; and the Abbess looks forward to meeting her.

Camila is gradually developed in the novel; each chapter unfolds a little more of her personality. Although her growth is traced from the..........



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