Ambrosio (The Monk)  

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Ambrosio is the eponymous fictional character from the Gothic novel The Monk.

Ambrosio is an extremely devout monk about 30 years old. He was found left at the Abbey doorstep when he was too young to tell his tale. The monks consider him a present from the Virgin and they educate him at the monastery. According to Don Lorenzo, he has “never been known to transgress a single rule of his order.” The progress of the novel chronicles Ambrosio's fall from innocence and virtue to complete evil.

Other characters in the novel include Antonia, Matilda/Rosario.



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