The Buried Giant


Kazuo Ishiguro

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Steffa Character Analysis

Steffa was an elderly man in Edwin’s home village. He was the one who first told Edwin that he had the spirit of a warrior and encouraged him to train as a soldier from the time he was very young. As Edwin and Wistan travel together, Edwin frequently thinks about Steffa and how he encouraged Edwin to believe in himself for so many years.
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Steffa Character Timeline in The Buried Giant

The timeline below shows where the character Steffa appears in The Buried Giant. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter 4
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War, Peace, Vengeance, and Forgiveness Theme Icon
...a bridge and arguing with a rider. The tree Edwin is in reminds him of Steffa, an elderly man who had been crippled but had the spirit of a warrior. Steffa... (full context)
Memory, Truth and Justice Theme Icon
Love and Hatred Theme Icon his village so badly that he had to leave with the warrior. Edwin remembers Steffa’s prediction that he’d find someone to train him to be a warrior one day and... (full context)
Chapter 10
Love and Hatred Theme Icon” and ability to track the location of Querig’s lair. Edwin says that not even Steffa had seen a quality like that in him, but Wistan insists he is right and... (full context)