The Life of Lazarillo de Tormes

Tomé González Character Analysis

Lazaro’s father, a miller who is caught stealing from the mill and is exiled as punishment. He then dies while fighting in a military campaign against the Moors (a northwestern African Muslim people who had settled throughout Spain), another example of the violent expulsion of religious minorities from Spain under the Inquisition.
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Tomé González Character Timeline in The Life of Lazarillo de Tormes

The timeline below shows where the character Tomé González appears in The Life of Lazarillo de Tormes. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter 1
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The story begins with the narrator introducing himself as Lazaro de Tormes, son of Tomé Gonzáles and Antona Pérez, born in a village near Salamanca. Lazaro explains that his father was... (full context)
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...mother to give the boy to him. Lazaro’s mother agrees, telling the blind man that Lazaro’s father was a good man who died for the glory of the faith, and so she... (full context)