Study Guide

Dead Man Walking Characters

By Sister Helen Prejean

Sister Helen Prejean

Dead Man Walking is a memoir: it's a story in which the writer remembers stuff she did back in...

Elmo Patrick Sonnier

One of the first things you learn about Patrick Sonnier is that "after his arrest, while in the...

Robert Lee Willie

If Pat is the sympathetic Death Row inmate in Dead Man Walking, Robert Lee Willie is the pretty...

Vernon Harvey

Vernon Harvey is his grief.Vernon's the stepfather of Robert Lee Willie's victim, Faith Hathaway,...

Minor Characters

Prejean mentions tons and tons and tons of people in passing. Some of these individuals are...