Study Guide

The Hour of the Star Characters

By Clarice Lispector

Macabéa

For a poor reject of Brazil's slums, Macabéa sure is a complex character. At one moment,...

Rodrigo S.M.

Rodrigo S.M. is not your typical narrator, because he doesn't just tell a story. He agonizes...

Olímpico de Jesus

You don't have to know much about Olímpico de Jesus to know that he's bad news, and it has...

Glória

Glória is Macabéa's coworker and rival in the competition for Olímpico....

Macabéa's Aunt

Macabéa's aunt will slap you and then say she did it for your own good. She's that kind of...

Madame Carlota

Madame Carlota is a clairvoyant (a fortuneteller) that Macabéa visits at Gloria's...

Senhor Raimundo Silveira

Senhor Raimundo Silveira is Macabéa's boss, and he's not a very nice one. The first time...

The Doctor

The doctor has a dream, and his dream is "to earn enough money to do exactly what he pleased:...

The Marias

Macabéa lives in a one-room tenement with four roommates: Maria de Penha, Maria Aparecida,...