The Motorcycle Diaries


Ernesto Che Guevara

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Older Doctors Character Analysis

These are friends of Alberto, whom he and Ernesto visit before crossing into Chile. One has a wife who is deeply suspicious of their aimless wandering and worries they’ll tempt her husband away from his stable, middle-class career. The other is devoted to the Radical party, which makes him ridiculous in Ernesto’s eyes since he considers this political party defunct. The lives of these older men seem stale and unappealing, and this gives Ernesto pause about his plans to become a doctor.
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Older Doctors Character Timeline in The Motorcycle Diaries

The timeline below shows where the character Older Doctors appears in The Motorcycle Diaries. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
5. Hasta Romper el Ultimo Vínculo (Until the Last Tie is Broken)
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The men visit two older doctors , friends of Alberto. Both visits are unsatisfying: one friend has an unpleasant wife who... (full context)