The Motorcycle Diaries


Ernesto Che Guevara

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Dr. Hugo Pesce Character Analysis

Dr. Pesce is a renowned Peruvian leprologist who takes Ernesto and Alberto under his wing when they visit Lima. He directs a large hospital, whose patients Ernesto and Alberto befriend. He’s very gregarious, hosting dinners to introduce them to the city’s notable doctors. Dr. Pesce is an example of the kind of doctor Ernesto and Alberto would like to be.
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Dr. Hugo Pesce Character Timeline in The Motorcycle Diaries

The timeline below shows where the character Dr. Hugo Pesce appears in The Motorcycle Diaries. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
37. La Ciudad De Los Virreyes (The City of the Viceroys)
Medicine, Politics, and Helping Others Theme Icon
When it comes time to depart Lima, the patients at Dr. Pesce’s hospital give Ernesto and Alberto some money they’ve cobbled together and an “effusive” farewell letter.... (full context)