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.|
|Doña Lolita||Pereira’s adolescent daughter.|
|Uncle Julio||Pereira’s powerful uncle, who has the habit of talking in plural.|
|Mr. Chapy||the manager of the exploitation of wood in Ecuador; an American with great financial resources and millionaire connections abroad.|
|Policarpio||the mayordomo of the Cuchitambo hacienda owned by Don Alfonso Pereira.|
|Andrés Chiliquinga||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.|
|Jacinto Quintana||a mestizo who is the teniente politico, he is a bartender and foreman. He is corrupt and authoritarian. He despises and abuses the Indians.|
|Juana||Jacinto Quintana’s mestiza wife, who has occasional sexual relations with Pereira and the priest.|
|Gabriel Rodríguez||a one-eyed mestizo who is mean to the Indian people.|
|The priest||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.|
|Cunshi||drés Chiliquinga’s wife, who is physically and sexually abused both by Pereira and by her own husband.|
See also the Glossary for Huasipungo.