Character Sketch of Lencho in ‘A Letter to God’

Lencho is the protagonist or main character of the short story A Letter to God. 

1. A Poor Man :

 Lencho is a poor farmer but is very dedicated and hard-working. One year his crop was completely destroyed by hailstones. We find that he leaves no stone unturned to feed his family and fulfil their needs.

2. A Hardworking Farmer : 

Lencho was a simple man and a hardworking farmer. He worked so hard in his field.

3. Simple and Innocent Man :

Lencho was very simple and innocent. He wrote a letter to God and requested to send him 100 pesos. He did not know that it was impossible. Lencho didn’t know that there was no such living person as God who could send him money, which shows his innocence.

4. Strong Belief in God : 

Lencho believed that God would help him in misery. He would not let him die in hunger. Lencho had firm faith in God as he sought help from God when his crop was destroyed. He wrote Him to send a hundred pesos. But when he received seventy pesos, he called the post-office employees a bunch of cooks. He rewrote a letter to God from the remaining thirty pesos, which shows his firm faith in God.

5. Love For Family :

Lencho’s entire crop was badly destroyed by the hailstorm. So, he became very sad as he was worried about his family.

6. An Optimistic Person :

Although his only source of living was taken away, he didn’t lose hope. He had his last hope in God. He was confident that God would help him in his distress.


However, to conclude we may say, he is an uneducated person and without knowledge, he is unable to make a difference between belief and reality. For him God lives on the earth and it is possible to communicate to Him. He is poor,optimistic, simple, innocent, hardworking farmer. 

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