The Viceroy is a deputy of the Spanish king and the head of Lima’s colonial administration. Like his colleague, the Archbishop, the Viceroy is less interested in serving the Limean populace than in enriching himself and leading an extravagant life. After falling in love with Camila Perichole, he takes her as a mistress. Together, they have three children; the eldest, Jaime, dies in the bridge collapse.
Viceroy Andrés Character Timeline in The Bridge of San Luis Rey
The timeline below shows where the character Viceroy Andrés appears in The Bridge of San Luis Rey. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Part 2: The Marquesa de Montemayor
Part 3: Esteban
...contents of the letter, not even to Esteban. The Perichole dictates one letter to the Viceroy, which is polite and earnest, asking why he believes the “calumnies” other people spread about... (full context)
Part 4: Uncle Pio
...than in Europe, quickly becoming indispensable to Limean society. He performs many tasks for the Viceroy, enriching himself at the hapless official’s expense. Uncle Pio becomes used to coming and going... (full context)
...Pio doesn’t like Camila’s invitations to the palace, although he’s intrigued that her lessons from Don Andrés add a new sophistication to her performances. He reflects to himself that she would be... (full context)
Near the church of Santa María de Cluxambuqua is a fashionable neighborhood where Don Andrés has built an imitation-French palace. The Perichole builds her own villa and retires outside the... (full context)
Part 5: Perhaps an Intention
...the bridge collapse is sunny and warm. The Archbishop sits sweating on his throne, while Don Andrés feels ill and self-conscious in the church, knowing that everyone is watching as he mourns... (full context)