Study Guide

A Confederacy of Dunces Characters

By John Kennedy Toole

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Ignatius J. Reilly

Ignatius J. Reilly is the giant, belching heart of A Confederacy of Dunces. The novel starts with...

Irene Reilly (Mrs. Reilly)

Mrs. Irene Reilly, Ignatius's mother, often says that she has things hard. "'You treat me like...

Gus Levy (Mr. Levy)

Gus Levy, the owner of Levy Pants, doesn't seem like he's going to be a major character in the...

Myrna Minkoff

Ignatius is a Catholic medievalist who rejects the modern world and all its degeneracy (or so he...

Angelo Mancuso

Angelo Mancuso is a police officer and an elaborate joke.The most obvious part of the joke is...

Burma Jones

"'I'm workin' in modern slavery. If I quit, I get report for being vagran'" (6.17), says Burma...

Minor Characters

A kid who helps Lana Lee distribute her pornographic pictures in high schools. He's constantly...

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