A list of characters in Huasipungo (1934, English translation by Bernard M. Dulsey: The Villagers, 1964) a novel by Jorge Icaza.
List of characters in Huasipungo (The Villagers)
|Don Alfonso Pereira
|considered a gentleman of high society in Quito
|Doña Blanca Chanique
|Pereira’s wife and a matron of the church.
|Pereira’s adolescent daughter.
|Pereira’s powerful uncle, who has the habit of talking in plural.
|the manager of the exploitation of wood in Ecuador; an American with great financial resources and millionaire connections abroad.
|the mayordomo of the Cuchitambo hacienda owned by Don Alfonso Pereira.
|the novel’s main protagonist of the novel, an Indian in the hacienda of Don Alfonso Pereira. He heads the resistance during the eviction of the Indians from their huasipungos.
|a mestizo who is the teniente politico, he is a bartender and foreman. He is corrupt and authoritarian. He despises and abuses the Indians.
|Jacinto Quintana’s mestiza wife, who has occasional sexual relations with Pereira and the priest.
|a one-eyed mestizo who is mean to the Indian people.
|An adulterer who gives sermons and puts fear in the hearts of the Indians in order to take advantage of them and achieve financial gain.
|drés Chiliquinga’s wife, who is physically and sexually abused both by Pereira and by her own husband.
See also the Glossary for Huasipungo.