The Motorcycle Diaries


Ernesto Che Guevara

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Museum Curator Character Analysis

The curator of the archeological museum is a mestizo, a rare example of an educated Indian who has made it into the middle class. He influences Ernesto’s political views by talking to him about the need to make people respect indigenous cultures and the potential of cultural pride to catalyze political and economic improvement.
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Museum Curator Character Timeline in The Motorcycle Diaries

The timeline below shows where the character Museum Curator appears in The Motorcycle Diaries. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
32. Cuzco a Secas (Cuzco Straight)
Suppression and Reclamation of Indigenous Culture Theme Icon
...looting that took place before the government cared enough to protect ancient artifacts. The museum’s curator, who is a mestizo (of mixed indigenous and European descent) speaks to Ernesto not just... (full context)
Class Consciousness Theme Icon
Suppression and Reclamation of Indigenous Culture Theme Icon
According to the curator, the goal of archeological study is to help people understand ancient civilizations so that modern... (full context)