The Motorcycle Diaries


Ernesto Che Guevara

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Ernesto’s father Character Analysis

Just like his mother, Ernesto’s father is known to the reader only through the letters Ernesto writes to him. These letters are affectionate, but a little more serious in tone than the letters to Ernesto’s mother, suggesting that Ernesto has a more intellectual relationship with his father than with his mother.
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Ernesto’s father Character Timeline in The Motorcycle Diaries

The timeline below shows where the character Ernesto’s father appears in The Motorcycle Diaries. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
39. Querido Papi (Dear Papi)
Suppression and Reclamation of Indigenous Culture Theme Icon
This chapter is a transcript of a letter Ernesto wrote to his father while resting in the hospital at Iquitos. He mentions that the area near the river... (full context)
Medicine, Politics, and Helping Others Theme Icon
Ernesto tells his father about the respect local hospitals and doctors show the “two visiting researchers.” In particular, he... (full context)