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Continuity of Parks

Julio Cortázar

Character List

Plot Overview

Analysis of Major Characters

The Reader -  A businessman. The reader seems well-to-do. He has interrupted his reading to attend important conferences, and he completes the novel while sitting in a comfortable room with a view of a park.

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The Man -  The hero of the reader’s novel. The man is passionate and full of nervous emotion. He plans to kill his lover’s husband, who sits reading in an armchair.
The Woman -  The heroine of the reader’s novel. The woman and her lover have convinced themselves of the absolute necessity of killing the woman’s husband, a crime they think of as fated to occur.

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