Into the Wild

I, Rigoberta Menchu – Character List

id=”Rigoberta Menchu”> Rigoberta Menchu – The narrator and protagonist of I, Rigoberta Menchu. Proud, hardworking, and idealistic, Rigoberta is a Quiche Indian who finds herself poised for leadership when her people are persecuted and exploited by the powerful Guatemalan dictatorship. Rigoberta oscillates between despair and anger as she gains the skills and confidence that enable her to …

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I, Rigoberta Menchu – Vicente Menchu, Rigoberta’s Father

Vicente Menchu is perhaps the most influential person in Rigoberta’s life. Despite a checkered past that includes orphanhood, a stint in the Guatemalan military, and occasional bouts of alcoholism, Rigoberta’s father is a leader in his village. To Rigoberta and, indeed, many Indians, he is larger than life, an embodiment of strength, solidarity, and courage. …

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