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Addie Addie is a poor, farming housewife who has decided she is ready to die, lies down, and dies 10 days later. Read More
Anse Anse is a poor farmer who wants everyone to do things for him and is not very well thought of in the community. Read More
Cash Cash is a talented carpenter and the oldest child in the Bundren family. Read More
Darl Darl, the second oldest Bundren son, is a quirky young man who seems to know what people are thinking and doing, and he has an outsider's view of his family. Read More
Jewel Jewel, the middle son, is a fiery-tempered young man with a drive to make his own way in life, despite his father's stinginess. Read More
Dewey Dell Dewey Dell, Addie and Anse's only daughter, is a sensitive and tough young lady who is under too much pressure to fully absorb the death of her mother. Read More
Vardaman Vardaman is the youngest Bundren child, a little boy with a very big imagination. Read More
Armstid Armstid is a farmer who lets the Bundrens stay with him on their way to bury Addie.
Mrs. Bundren Mrs. Bundren is the duck-shaped woman who lends Anse spades and marries him.
Cora Cora is Vernon Tull's religious wife, and the Bundrens' neighbor, who takes care of Addie on her deathbed.
Eula Eula is one of Tull's daughters who visits with the Bundren family while Addie is dying.
Gillespie Gillespie is the farmer who gives the Bundrens a place to stay, and the owner of the barn Darl sets on fire.
Gillespie boy The Gillespie boy is Gillespie's son.
Eustace Grimm Eustace Grimm is a farmhand who brings the mules from Snopes's farm in exchange for Jewel's horse.
Kate Kate is one of Tull's daughters who helps bake cakes and attends Addie's funeral.
Lafe Lafe is the farmworker who gets Dewey Dell pregnant and gives her $10 to buy abortion drugs at a pharmacy.
Lula Lula is the wife of Armstid, one of the farmers who helps the Bundren family on their journey; she is outraged by having Addie's corpse on her property.
MacCallum MacCallum is one of the neighboring farmers who helps the Bundrens out when they are looking for an intact bridge to cross.
MacGowan MacGowan is the pharmacy stock boy who pretends to be a doctor and gives Dewey Dell fake abortion drugs in exchange for sex.
Moseley Moseley is the upright pharmacist who refuses to give Dewey Dell an abortion drug and tells her to marry Lafe instead.
Peabody Peabody is the doctor who tends to Addie and, later, to Cash.
Quick Quick is a farmhand who works with Samson and MacCallum.
Rachel Rachel is married to Samson, one of the farmers who helps the Bundren family on their way to Jefferson; she is outraged by having Addie's corpse on her property.
Samson Samson is a neighboring farmer who lets the Bundrens stay with him on their way to bury Addie.
Tull Vernon Tull is a practical man, who listens to his wife's advice and tries to do the right thing by helping the Bundren family.
Uncle Billy Uncle Billy is the horse vet who sets Cash's leg.
Whitfield Whitfield is the minister who has an affair with Addie and fathers Jewel.
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