Study Guide

Pedro Páramo Characters

By Juan Rulfo

Pedro Páramo

Pedro Páramo, whose name is on the cover of the book, is obviously the BMIC—Big Man...

Juan Preciado

Juan Preciado is the main narrator of the novel, and Pedro Páramo's son. He is driven by a...

Father Rentería

Father Rentería is, in his way, as much of a deadbeat dad as Pedro Páramo is. No,...

Susana San Juan

Susana isn't super active in this novel—her big contribution to the plot is dying after...

Abundio Martínez

Abundio is like the credits of Pedro Páramo: He only shows up at the beginning and the...

Dorotea, or "La Cuarraca"

Dorotea is another madwoman (this town is crawling with 'em) but unlike fellow crazylady Susana...

Miguel Páramo

Miguel is the kind of guy you want to push into the mud. You want to pour cigarette ash in his...

Dona Eduviges Dyada

Eduviges (pronounced eh-doo-BEE-hays) is the ghostess hostess with the mostess. She's the lady...

Dolores Preciado

Dolores is the narrator's, mother, and the reason for his whole horrible journey to Comala. She...

Don Fulgor Sedano

Fulgor is Pedro's right-hand man: He's the Tom Hagen to Pedro's Don Corleone. He was Pedro's...

Donis and His Sister

Donis and his sister are the strange couple that Juan Preciado crashes with after the ghosts...

Damiana Cisneros

Damiana is the second woman who Juan meets in Comala. She takes him away from Eduviges' house and...

Toribio Aldrete

Bartolomé San Juan

Susana's father, Bartolomé, is a real opportunist who uses his daughter to get ahead. He...

Justina Díaz

Justina is the faithful maid of Susana San Juan. She has known her since she was a baby, and took...

Gerardo Trujillo

Pedro's lawyer, Gerardo, is like the Saul Goodman to Pedro's Walter White. He works for the...

Townspeople

There's also a grab bag of ghostly characters that come on the scene in Pedro Páramo....