murdered at age 21 for allegedly taking Angela's virginity
says that Santiago took her virginity
Angela's brother, Pablo's twin
came up with the plan of killing Santiago, joins army after prison and disappears in enemy territory
Angela's older brother, Pedro's twin,
takes command over the plot after Pedro wants to stop;
marries Prudencia Cotes after prison
Bayardo San Roman
comes to town to find a bride;
marries Angela, discovers she's not a virgin, returns her home;
years later takes her back;
son of Petronio San Roman (General) and Alberta Simonds (beautiful)
Placida Linero Nasar
Santiago's mother, interprets dreams, doesn't notice anything unusual about Santiago's dreams on the day he gets killed
Purisma del Carmen Vicario
Angela's mother aka Pura Vicario
beats her for two hours after Bayardo brings her back, related to narrator
Angela's father, blind
He used to work as a goldsmith until the strain of the profession made him go blind. He dies shortly after his twin sons are sent to prison.
prostitute, good friend of the Narrator's and Santiago's
cook - servant,
Divina Flora's mother;
seduced by Ibrahim Nasar
Santiago's father, Arab immigrant
owner of milk shop that the twins wait in for Santiago, tries to warn him but fails
Don Rogelio de la Flor
Clotilde's husband, doesn't believe the twins will kill Santiago, dies after watching the murder happen
daughter of Victoria,
Santiago wants to "tame" her,
Santiago's best friend,
tries to warn Santiago but can't find him in time
Narrator's brother, twins tell him the plot but he's too drunk to remember
Narrator's sister, has a crush of Santiago, jealous of Flora Miguel
priest, knows about the plot but forgets because of the visit of the bishop, performs autopsy
Dr Dionisio Iguaran
Colonel Lazaro Aponte
takes first two knives away from twins and send them home,
but refuses to arrest them,
goes to Social Club to play dominoes instead of warning Santiago
friend of the twins, tells the policeman about plot
Officer Leandro Pornoy
policeman, tells mayor about the plot
friend of Ibrahim Nasar's, warns Cristo Bedoya about the plot,
leads Arabs to chase the twins after the murder
doesn't believe that the brothers will kill Santiago
wise man, Flora's father,
offers both refuge and a rifle to Santiago who refuses
sells house to Bayardo, dies two months after because he sold his dead wife's house
judge investigating the murder,
bothered by lack of evidence against Santiago
sets the Vicario brothers free
Narrator's fiancee and later wife,
narrator proposes to her at Bayardo & Angela's wedding
friend of Santiago's, challenged by twins to warn Santiago but is too afraid
What time did Santiago get up to see the bishop?
What day was Santiago murdered?
When was Placida Linero a good interpreter of dreams?
What bad omen was in Santiago Nasar's dreams in the days before his murder?
Who was the narrator with at the time of the murder?
What color was Santiago's outfit when he was killed?
In the pillowcase
Where did Santiago keep his gun while he was sleeping?
Did Santiago keep his guns loaded?
Who was Santiago's fiancee?
Who was Victoria Guzman seduced by?
What does Victoria Guzman feed the dogs?
Which door did Santiago almost always take to go outside?
Which door did Santiago take on the day he was murdered?
A spiral staircase
What was the only thing that Ibrahim Nasar left intact in the parlor?
What name did the door to the square aquire after the murder?
The Fatal Door
What made the loud uproar as Santiago left his house?
How old were Pedro and Pablo Vicario?
What were the twins wearing when they killed Santiago?
Their wedding suits
What did the twins wrap their knives in?
Who convinces the twins to wait until after the bishop's visit to kill Santiago?
Did the bishop get off the boat?
What did Purisma del Carmen usually go by?
The Narrator's mother
Santiago Nasar's godmother
The interviewer throughout the story
Santiago says that there must have been enough flowers at the wedding for how many funerals?
What does Victoria Guzman always call Santiago?
the "man" of the house
bride of Bayardo San Roman
with Santiago Nasar and Narrator throughout the party;
Tries to find and warn Santiago;
Fails to find Santiago in time
The narrator returns to the village
"put the broken mirror of memory back together."