Study Guide

A Canticle for Leibowitz Characters

Brother Francis Gerard

You've got to love Francis. Well, maybe you don't have to love him, but we sure do. When you...

Isaac Edward Leibowitz

Despite the fact that this dude's name is in the title of the book, you never really know who...

Abbot Dom Paulo

We might be able to relate to Dom Paulo's problems more than any other character in A Canticle....

Abbot Jethrah Zerchi

Abbot Zerchi is far and away the most go-get 'em protagonist in the entire book. He's a man of...

Abbot Arkos

The other two abbots at Leibowitz Abbey are the protagonists of their sections of A Canticle. But...

Thon Taddeo Pfardentrott

In 1950s science fiction, the scientist is almost always the hero. He's smart, handsome, and...

The Poet

The Poet is a welcomed—well, more tolerated than welcomed—guest of the Leibowitz...

Doctor Cors

Dr. Cors works for Green Star Relief to aid the victims of nuclear exposure. He gives his word to...

Brother Joshua

Poor Joshua. This guy is given the choice between leaving everything behind to go to the space...

Mrs. Grales and Rachel

Mrs. Grales and Rachel are a cryptic pair. Although, to be fair, you can say that about quite a...

Minor Characters

Father Cheroki is a priest at the Leibowitz Abbey. He tends to respect a person's social...