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Faulkner's Family Trees

The Genealogy of Faulkner's Characters

Salome Block

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Addie Bundren is the matriarch of the Bundren family. She is an absent center character. She dies at the beginning of the book, but narrates a chapter 40 at the end. Addie is the whole motivation for the trip to Jefferson, which is what the novel mainly encompasses. It is her lat ct of revenge on Anse. Addie is a school teacher and frequently whips her students for pleasure. She feels an inner loneliness that is alleviated by causing pain to the children. Her own children are a cause of loneliness for her. She says that Cash and Darl, the oldest of her children, belong to Anse. Dewey Dell is negated, a zero, and Vardaman mitigates the affair she has with Reverend Whitfield. Jewel Bundren is Addie's very own; he is her sole property. She calls Jewels her salvation, and when Addie is dead in her coffin, he is the son who saves her twice. Once from the river and once from the fire in the barn that Darl starts.s Jason Lycurgus Compson III Caroline Bascomb Compson M Bundren Family Tree Faulkner's Family Trees The Compson Family Candace (Caddy) Maury/Benjamin (Benjy) Jason IV Quentin III Cash Bundren Darl Bundren Dewey Dell Bundren Jewel Bundren Lafe Dewey Dell and
Lafe's Baby Sutpen Family Tree Eulalia Bon Charles Bon Octoroon Black Slave Negress Charlies Etienne
de Saint Velery Jim Bond Milly Jones Milly Jones and
Thomes Sutpen's
daughter Clytemnestra
(Clytie) Henry Sutpen Judith Sutpen Vardaman Bundren Snopes Family Tree Snopes Vynie Snopes Hoake McCarron Barton Kohl First Mrs. I.O. Snopes Apache Woman Second Mrs. I. O. Snopes Eckrum (Eck) Snopes Flem Snopes Eula Snopes Linda Snopes Colonel Sartoris
(Sarty) Twins Byron Virgil Clarence (Egglestone) Doris Montgomery Ward The Twins Saint Elmo Wallstreet Panic Admiral Dewey Anse Bundren Addie Bundren Rev. Whitfield Thomas Sutpen Ellen Coldfield Sutpen Abner Snopes (Ab) Lennie Snopes I.O. Snopes The McCaslin Family The Sartoris Family Sartoris Sartoris' Wife M Virginia Sartoris DuPre"Ms Jenny""Aunt" Du Pre Bayard Sartoris IV M Colonen John Sartoris M Bayard Sartoris I M John Sartoris II Lucy Cranston M John"Johnny"Sartoris III Bayard Sartoris III Narcissa Benbow Caroline White Benbow "Bory" Sartoris Drusilla Hawk Lucius Quintus Carothers McCaslin"Old McCaslin" Roskus Fibby M Thucydus M Eunice Lucius's Wife Tomasina (Tomey) Tomey's Turl M Tennie Bauchamp M Amodeus McCaslin "Uncle Buddy" Theophiolus "Uncle Buck"/"Buddy" M Issac "Ike" McCaslin M McCaslin"Cass" Edmonds M Alice M Carothers"Roth" Edmonds Zack Edmonds Louisa Lucas Beauchamp Molly Worsham M James "Jim" Beauchamp George Wilkins Anse Bundren is the patriarch of the Bundren family in "As I Lay Dying." He only narrates three sections (9, 26, 28), which means that he is portrayed to the reader through the eyes of other characters. He is repeatedly called 'lazy' by his neighbors. He was a hard worker as young man, until he had a heat stroke, and then, fearing for his life, refused to work ever again. He believes that God did not intend on humans having to work. Anse blames most events on supernatural occurrences rather than his own mistakes, such as believing Addie's death was bad luck instead of due to his own refusal to call the doctor sooner. Anse refuses to let his family sleep in the houses of the places they stay, insisting that they must be independent of others. Anse is a very self-pitying man who rarely acknowledges other's needs. After they reach Jefferson and bury Addie, Anse bought brand new teeth which could be argued was his main priority for the trip to begin with. Anse also marries a new wife in Jefferson, which shows his selfishness and blatant disregard of his families concerns. Tomey's Turl and Tennie Beauchamp's child Sophonsiba Beauchamp"Fonsiba" Amodeous McCaslin Beauchamp Molly Worsham and Lucas Beauchamp's daughter Samuel Morsham Beauchamp
"Butch" Issac's Wife Natalie Beauchamp Wilkins "Nat" Carolina "Callina" Beauchamp Henry Beauchamp M Dalton Ames Quentin Caddie is the absent center of "The Sound and the Fury." Meaning, she does not narrate, but is present in each section of her brothers' narrations. She serves as the image of sexuality for all of her siblings. She is very intimate with her brother Benjy, so much so that there is controversy over whether he, not Dalton Ames, is the father of her child. She is constantly rebelling from the woman role that her family tries to mold her into, especially her eldest brother Quentin. Caddie marries Herbert Head at the wishing of Caroline, in order to save her reputation. But her husband leaves her after finding out the child is from another man. She runs away, only speaking to her family (namely Jason IV) to send money to her daughter, Quentin. The daughter of Caddy. The father is unknown. It could be Dalton Ames, Caddy's beaux. Benjy and Caddy slept in the same bed until their teens, so he is a possibility. Quentin, Caddy's brother, says that the child is his, but his father merely laughs at the proposal. Quentin is raised by Jason IV and Caroline. She is a very troubled youth, who, like her mother, rebels by being promiscuous. She eventually runs away from Jason's tyrannical control. A presumed suitor of Caddy, whom she is believed to have lost her virginity to. He is driven off by Quentin's over-zealous need to protect Caddy. Narrates the third section of "The Sound and The Fury." As a child he is left out of most activities due to the close relationship between Quentin III and Caddy. His mother favors Jason blatantly, and says he is of "Bascomb blood." He is a selfish, cruel man who swindles money from his own family. He was left with the care of Quentin much to his chagrin. He is is obsessed with Caddy because he feels she is to blame for everything that has gone wrong in the family. Narrates the first part of "The Sound and the Fury." He is mentally disabled and the narrative is constantly interrupted with flashbacks. His flashbacks and wailing tantrums are almost always triggered by a memory of Caddy, whom he is obsessed with. He is constantly handled by a male slave. He is later prostrated for assaulting a female. Narrates the second section of "The Sound and the Fury." He also appears as a narrator in "Absalom Absalom." He is obsessed with southern gentry rules and is overtly possessive over his younger sister Caddy. He is plagued by his inability to save her from her own sexual reputation. His parents sell his younger brother Benjy's farm to pay for his tuition at Harvard. He commits suicide in a river, leaving suicide notes for his father and friend Shreve. Artwork Absalom Absalom As I Lay Dying Go Down Moses The Sound and the Fury Barn Burning Snakebit
by ~drmanhattan, Dec 28, 2004, 9:24:42 PM
Literature / Poetry / General Poetry / Free Verse
They're still sick with snakebite
and crying because of it; insides
full of bile. Seen this before
from the otherside, don't know anymore
if the poison can harm me - already in the blood.

If only you'd taken your foreceps upon me
to draw with your subtle knives
'til cold embedded stone released,
or just cut me open and fucked around
at least. You could not now
play doctor or mad surgeon,
butcher and mortician for my peace.

Snake bite, smaller than a shark's,
still sets upon cholers like flame,
still puts a frost over my eyes
and I gasp like Ptolemy in the inferno. .."he merely ate his supper beside it and was already half asleep over his iron plate when his father called him, and once more he followed the stiff back, the stiff and ruthless limp, up the slope and on to the starlit road where, turning, he could see his father against the stars but without face or depth-a shape, black, flat and bloodless as though cut from tin in the iron folds of the frockcoat which had not been made lot him, the voice harsh like tin and without heat like tin...." A wealthy family from Yoknapatawpha County in Jefferson Mississippi. They live out their Southern aristocracy in . This family dies along with the Southern values extinguished in the American Civil War. The Sartoris Family is present in the following Faulkner works; "Requiem for a Nun," "Sartoris," "Flags in the Dust," "The Unvanquished," and "Absalom Absalom." McCaslin is the Gaelic word for "Absalom" meaning "peace." The McCaslins are an old Southern family that intermingles and mixes the "black" and "white" races in Faulkner's "The Fire and the Hearth" that is a story in "Go Down Moses." This new biracial split off of the McCaslin Family adopts the surname of Beauchamp. Cash is the oldest Bundren child. Cash is the logical thinker of the Bundren family. He is a very good carpenter which makes him the stories Christ figure. Cash breaks his leg along the trip and Anse, trying to fix it, mistakenly encases it in cement, which makes Cash have to sacrifice his leg. In the end, he understands why Darl burned the house, but knows his brother must be brought to justice. He also says that no one can truly say what is madness; that, in fact, everyone is mad in a sense. Cash and Addie have an unspoken love for each other, though Addie says that Cash is the one who truly violated her being. Darl is the second oldest Bundren child. He narrates a large portion of the novel, even telling the reader about events where he wasn't present. He is considered strange by the neighbors. He says he has a "second sight." Dewey and Darl have a conversation without speaking so it is unclear whether he does have a supernatural gift. Darl is very concerned with his state of being. He sheds light or perception on the world, though it is revealed through Faulkner's theme of dirt, to be unclean. In the end, Darl is taken to an asylum because Gillespie found out he set fire to his barn and demanded Anse do something about it. The Compsons are a once-prominent, Southern family living in Yoknapatawpha County, Mississippi. They can be found in Faulkner's "The Sound and the Fury," "Absalom Absalom," and "That Evening Sun." Dewey Dell is the only female Bundren child. She is a young woman and pregnant with Lafe's baby. She is hoping she can get an abortion when they get to Jefferson. Dewey Dell is regularly ignored and not given very much time to grieve for her mother because she immediately has to fill her shoes. Dewey Dell hates her brother Darl because he knows, with his "second sight," that she is pregnant. Dewey Dell is tricked by a man into having sex with him and Anse takes the ten dollars Lafe donated towards the abortion and buys his new teeth with the money. Addie is the matriarch of the Bundren family. She only narrates section 40 and dies in section 12. She is an absent center. "As I Lay Dying" is mainly about the trip to Jefferson that she demands as her last revenge on Anse. She was a school teacher who frequently whipped her students. Their pain makes them aware of her and breaks the loneliness she feels. Cash, her first son, truly violated her being and made her face the truth and pain of living. Darl, along with Cash, belong to Anse. Dewey Dell is a "negative zero" because she lives to replace Addie's adultery. Vardaman replaces the child Addie believes her affair stole form Anse. Jewel is the only child who is hers; she calls him her salvation. This could be due to the rebelliousness, and thus the utter happiness Addie felt at the time of the affair, from which he was born. In the end, Jewel is the child who does save her dead body from fire and water. Addie focuses on the meanings of words. She says that words have no true meaning but are only representations that signify something else. The unborn child who Dewey Dell and Lafe are trying to get rid of the whole story. Peabody refuses to help them, so Lafe gives Dewey Dell ten dollars to have an abortion when they get to Jefferson. Babies in "As I Lay Dying" represent repression, death, womanly duties. The baby, similar to his mother, is unwanted and a "negative zero." Vardaman is the youngest of the Bundren children. He is known for being good with horses. He seems to be more independent from his family than a "normal" child would. But his narrative is clearly the mind of a child: very confusing, silly, and ridiculous. Vardaman believes that his mother, in her coffin, will need air to breathe so he drills hole into it which inadvertently drills holes in her face. Vardaman copes with the loss of his mother by saying that she is a fish. He tries to put his experience into words. Reverend Whitfield is Jewel Bundren's father. Addie and Whitefield met frequently in the woods for the affair. It is the only time Addie truly felt happy; to her he represents rebellion and personal priorities. But Whitfield is no different than any other men Addie has encountered and breaks off the engagement, and then blames God as the reasoning why he doesn't see her again or tell Anse about the affair when Addie is dead. Jewel is the third Bundren child. His father is Reverend Whitfield. He only narrates one section, and is very angry and impatient with his family and the world. Even though he may not know his true origins, he still feels out of place in the Bundren family. He is frequently described as wooden or rigid by Darl. He seems uncaring, but truly has a great love for his mother. He is the one who saves her coffin twice. Once, he saves her from the river and another time from the barn which Darl set on fire. The Bundrens are a poor white, southern family living in Yoknapatawpha County, Mississippi. Their story is told in the novel "As I Lay Dying." Generations of Snopes have lived in Yoknapatawpha Country, Mississippi. They are a notorious, poor white family with a horrible reputation, which represents the lost cause of the aristocracy. The Snopes appear in "Barn Burning," "The Hamlet," "The Town," "The Mansion," "The Unvanquished," "Sartoris," "As I Lay Dying," and "Spotted Horses." The Sutpens are a family that live in Yoknapatawpha, Mississippi. The family's story is told in "Absalom! Absalom!" A successful white plantation owner who is an absent center in "Go Down Moses." His affairs with slaves on his plantation splits the McCaslin bloodline leaving a white and black strain of family which breaks into the Beauchamps. He has three children with his wife, and three with black slaves. The son of Tennie and Tomey's Turl. He is the mixed race main protagonist in "Go Down Moses." He is the oldest generation of McCaslins of his time although he is from their slaves side. He is a cotton picker and a moonshiner. He wants racial equality in his family and to be recognized as a McCaslin. He taints his grandfather's name The nursemaid of Roth Edmonds in "Go Down Moses" who moves from the Beauchamp estate onto Edmond's with Zack. She is the sole constitution for Luca's reinstatement as a McCaslin. She is very spiritual and believes in God's purpose. She becomes disechanted with her husband's activities and steals the diving machine that is under controversy which reunites her with her husband. He makes an appearance in "The Fire and the Hearth" in "Go Down Moses." He is also Roth's playmate in childhood. The daughter of Lucas Beauchamp and Molly Washam. She appears only in one chapter of "Go Down Moses" to salvage a marriage certificate to better her chances. Takes Lucas's wife Molly into his own house in an attempt to reconstitute his family. He and Lucas enter into a fight for her and the excavation of gold. He releases Molly and finds freedom in his isolation. Is raped by Lucius and has Tomasina. She drowns herself after finding that Lucious also raped her daughter. Issac uncovers her death in the family ledgers. An unreliable accomplice of Lucas's in treasure hunting. M The twin of Theophilus who appears in "Was," the first chapter of "Go Down Moses." He raises Edmonds and He tends house for his brother. Through his abilities at poker he acquires the slave, Tennie. The twin of Amodeus who is featured in "Was," the first chapter in "Go Down Moses." He is in charge of running the McCaslin plantation and takes detailed notes of the plantation that are later vital to Issac's uncovering of the McCaslin family history. Thomas Sutpen came to Jefferson from a very poor family in West Virginia. As a child he was made aware by a black slave of society's hierarchy. After this incident, it became his life's goal to be a powerful, wealthy man - the top of the hierarchy. He had a design that he was determined would be true. He married Eulalia Bon while he was in Haiti, and had a child named Charles Bon. He deserted the pair due to the discovery that Eulalia was part black. Sutpen moved to Jefferson where he tricked Indians out of one-hundred acres of land - Sutpen's Hundred. He leaves and comes back with an army of slaves and a French architect to build his plantation. He then decides to take Ellen Coldfield as his wife, and they have two kids together: Henry and Judith. Sutpen learns the truth about his son's friend Charles Bon, but goes to war and becomes a colonel. When he comes back, Henry has fled after killing Charles Bon and his wife has, presumably, died. Sutpen begins to rebuild his home and fulfill his life's design. He offends Rosa, his momentary fiancee and late wife's sister, thus alienating himself even more from other people. He eventually takes up with a black friend's daughter and has a child, but cruelly dismisses her and the baby, causing Wash Jones to kill him out of anger. Sutpen represents selfishness and aristocratic superiority, thus the worst aspects of the Deep South. Ellen Coldfield is Thomas Sutpen's second wife, though she does not know about his first. She shows up very rarely. The day of the wedding, Ellen cried and the pair was pelted with dirt and vegetables. She later is seen vigorously pushing together her daughter and Henry's friend Charles Bon, unaware of Bon's true origins. Marries the daughter of Molly and Lucas Beauchamp. He is a notorious lawbreaker,caught for stealing and eventually charged with murder. Like Addy in "As I Lay Dying" the family in the last chapter of "Go Down Moses" journeys to return his body home to be buried. The son of Lucius and a slave, Tomasina. Terrel is a strain of the extramarital McCaslin bloodline although he still works and lives as slave on the McCaslin Plantation. He and Tennie use the Beauchamp name despite being a representation throughout "Go Down Moses" of the mixed racial part of the McCaslin family. A slave of the Beauchamps who marries onto the McCaslin plantation. She unites the Beauchamp and McCaslin bloodlines through this marriage. Son of Zack and Louisa Edmonds. He was raised by the bi-racial Beauchamp family in "Go Down Moses." In adulthood, he has an affair with a Beauchamp, a distant relative of James Beauchamp. He Inherits the management of the McCaslin land and finances from his father. The daughter of Tennie and Tomey's Turl. Marries off of the McCaslin plantation, but returns in "The Bear" for her husband's buy at the McCaslin fortune. Takes over the managing of the McCaslin estate when his brother refuses his inheritance. He and his brother are depicted as being close through dialogue in "The Old People" and "The Bear" Henry is Ellen Coldfield's oldest child. He is quite unlike his father Thomas. As a child, he fears and greatly dislikes the slave fights his father hosts. He meets Charles Bon at university, and the two have a vaguely amorous relationship together. Henry repudiates his heritage and joins the war with Charles. Judith and Charles become engaged as it is the wish of both Henry and Ellen. Then, Thomas tells Henry about Bon's origins. Enraged, Henry kills Charles, making his sister a widow before she's married, and vanishes for a long time. He returns to die at Sutpen's Hundred where Clytie remains. Clytie kills him in a fire, after they are discovered, thinking the police would come after Henry. Judith is Ellen Coldfield's only daughter. She is more similar to her father than her brother Henry is. As a child, she enjoyed watching the slave fights with her half-sister Clytemnestra. She becomes engaged to Charles Bon, her brother's friend from university and secret half-brother, but has to wait four years for her fiancee to return from war. Clytemnestra and Judith work on a wedding gown made from scraps of fabric. When Charles returns from war he is shot by Henry Sutpen, and Judith is left a widow. She dies nursing Charles Bon's son back to health in her father's deteriorating home. The son of Uncle Buck and Sophonsiba Beauchamp. main protagonist in "Go Down Moses who appears in "The Old People," "The Bear," and "Delta Autumn" at different stages of his aging. After uncovering the McCaslin family history recorded by his father he refuses his inheritance. He marries, but does not procreate with his wife. Son of Tennie and Tomey's Turl. His daughter appears in "Delta Autumn" by no name. The second child of Tennie and Tomey's Turl. She is the first child of Tennie and Tomey who is mentioned in "The Bear" in "Go Down Moses." Charles is Thomas Sutpen's oldest child. He was abandoned by his father as a child because his mother, Sutpen's wife, was half-black. Charles marries an octoroon and has a child named Charlies Etienne de Saint Velery, but abandons both wife and child. Charles is shown as a very sophisticated young man, and is highly admired by schoolmate and friend Henry Sutpen. After Henry is told of Charles's origins (whether Bon knows of his origins is unclear though proposed by Quentin Compson), Henry kills Bon so that he could not marry Judith. The son of Charles Bon and the octoroon. As a child, he was brought to Sutpen's Hundred to be raised by Clytie and Judith Sutpen. He grows up to be a very violent and troubled man. He is known, in Jefferson, for his heavy drinking and penchant for fighting that usually ended in jail time. He looks white, but is obsessed with his black heritage. He marries a woman described as "ape black" whom he has a son with named Jim Bond. Jim Bond is the son of Charles Etienne de St. Valery Bon. He is raised by Clytie at Sutpen's Hundred. Jim Bond is described as a lumbering, simple-minded man. He disappears into the forest, escaping the fire Clytie sets to the house. Appears in "Sartoris," "Flags in the Dust," and "The Unvanquished." He was the first to create a regiment for the Confederacy assuming the position of Colonel, but being voted out after a year of the war. He had a price on his head for his service, but after the civil war he remarried within his first wife's family. In attempt to continue fighting for the Confederate cause after the war he murders two carpetbaggers and prevents an election of a U.S. Marshal. He builds a railroad and is a successful legislator. He submits to his death from an old rival. Clytemnestra is Thomas Sutpen's daughter from a slave woman. She is raised with Judith and Henry on Sutpen's Hundred. She is not heard from very much, but is the character who lives in the house the longest and ends up with the most power. She raises two generations on Sutpen's Hundred, and is very loyal to the family. When Henry comes back to Jefferson, she takes of him, and when Rosa and Quentin find Henry there, Clytie burns down the house with herself and Henry inside in hopes of saving Henry from being found - to protect him. Clytemnestra means "famous" or "noble", and is notoriously associated with revenge, which, in a way, she gets because she is the one who takes down Sutpen's house, thus the last remaining piece of his life's design. Mentioned in "Sartoris" and "Flags in the Dust." She is known to have given her twin boys the New Testament on the event of their seventh birthday with a personal inscription. Appears in "Sartoris," "Flags in the Dust" and "There Was a Queen." He served as a soldier in the Spanish American War where he was injured and died of Yellow Fever. Appears in "Sartoris," "Flags in the Dust," "The Mansion," "All Dead Pilots" and "There Was a Queen." He was a student at the University of Virginia and Princeton before World War I broke out and he joined as an aviator. In the war his plane was shot down over enemy lines and he was killed. Was named by his mother in attempt to avoid his genetic self destructive behavior that was prevalent in Sartoris males. Milly is the granddaughter of Wash Jones, Sutpen's poor white friend. She is impregnated by Sutpen, who is an old man at this point, with the hopes she would have a boy; therefore, giving Sutpen an heir. Instead, she has a girl and Sutpen callously dismisses her. She is killed by an enraged Wash, along with Sutpen and her newborn baby. Has a son on the day of her husband's death and allows herself to be courted as a widow. She involves herself with her brother's cases in fear of her reputation in Jefferson being affected. The daughter of Milly Jones and Thomas Sutpen. She is dismissed and unwanted by her father. The newborn is killed by her grandfather. She represents the perpetual failure of Sutpen's plans. Appears in "The Unvanquished," "Sartoris" and "Flags in the Dust." He was a student at the University of Virginia and became a flying teacher before joining the Royal Air Force. He was married three times. He blames himself for his brother's death in the war as well as his grandfather's death in an automobile later on. Bayard died in a flying test where he was aware the plane was not safe. M Son Appears in "Sartoris" and "Flags in the Dust." She married Bayard while he was a flying instructor and dies in childbirth with her son while her husband is at war. She appears in "Flags in the Dust," "The Unvanquished," "Sartoris," "Sanctuary," "The Town," and "Requiem for a Nun." A strong woman who is widowed longer than her marriage lasted and becomes the backbone of the Sartoris household outliving everyone, except Benbow. Wife Wife He appears in "The Unvanqished," "Sartoris," and "Flags in the Dust." His namesake is a French War Hero who he lives up to in the Civil War as a horse soldier and aide de camp in the cavalry. He was killed in an attempt to gain anchovies by a cook in the Union Army. Is a character in "The Unvanquished" who joined John's cause and lived with him as a female soldier. They are pressured into marriage by her mother and the townspeople who are outrage because of their living arrangements. She flirts with Bayard, not bothering to hide it from her husband. She carries around a sprig of Verbena on her neck when going into battle. She wears a yellow gown, though she should be mourning for her late husband. Appears in "Sartoris" and "Flags in the Dust." Eula is Flem's wife and Will Varner's daughter. She is already pregnant with another man's child when she is married off to Flem as part of a dowry. Her father knew if he paid Flem to marry his daughter he would not care that the baby was not his. Later, Eula becomes involved in a long-term affair with a wealthy banker. Flem is Abner's oldest son. He has no objection to his father's penchant for burning barns. Flem starts out as a sharecropper, like his father. He is the first Snopes to live in Jefferson. He is ambitious when it comes to wealth, but is extremely cruel and manipulative. He builds a blacksmith store, loans people money with absurd interest rates, deals in cattle. He tricks three men into believing there is buried treasure at Old Frenchman's Place, so that they will buy it. His every motive is designed by unscrupulous greed and ambition. Abner is one of the first Snopes to live in Yoknapatawpha County. He is a tenant farmer who is extremely cruel and full of hate for the those above him in the social hierarchy. He is well-known for his vile temperament, and has a reputation for burning down barns. The first time Abner is seen, he is getting kicked out of a town for burning down his landlord's barn. Abner fought as a mercenary in the Civil War, where he received a leg wound from a fellow Confederate soldier for stealing horses. Though, for most of the war Abner hid in the woods, waiting until its end. When renting from Major de Spain, Abner intentionally tracks poop into his extravagant home, defiles a rug, and then when asked to clean it, purposefully ruins said rug. Lennie is Abner Snopes second wife. She is a quiet, weak woman who seems to be terrified of the domineering Abner Snopes. She says very little, and simply does whatever Abner tells her to. When Sarty is trying to stop his father from burning down Major de Spain's house, Abner tells Lennie to hold him back. She does as she is told but Sarty breaks loose quickly. She does seem to try to shield her daughters from work. When Abner makes them clean the rug with the lye, Lennie tries to take over the work, but Abner forces the girls to do it. Vynie is Abner Snopes first wife. She is from Jefferson, Mississippi. She is seen in "The Hamlet," where she trades one of their cows to get back the milk separator that Abner sold beforehand. Abner and Lennie's two twin girls. One of them is named Net. They are described as big, selfish, lazy girls. Sarty seems to dislike them because of their lethargic uselessness. Isaac Snopes (Ike) Mink Snopes (M.C.) The daughter of Linda Snopes and Hoake McCarron. She was conceived before Flem married Eula. Saint Elmo is I.O. Snopes's son. He is seen taking candy from Will Varner's store. Wallstreet Panic is Eck Snopes son. After ten years, Eck named his son this in hopes he would become rich like the men in charge of the Wall Street Panic. Works Cited Artwork Citations http://fav.me/d3jmerk http://fav.me/d62gvnk http://fav.me/d4pmavw http://fav.me/d4phjhr http://fav.me/d1jay5l http://fav.me/d57o70s http://fav.me/d2rckhg http://fav.me/d1be3j1 http://fav.me/d1d5lf7 http://fav.me/d839c5 Mink is a cousin of Flem Snopes. He is prideful and single-minded to the point of recklessness. A neighbor charges Mink for one of Mink's horses wandering into the neighbor's land. This hurts his ego to the point that his retaliation is murder. He hides the body in a hollow tree trunk, then comes back later and throws the body into the river. He was then caught, arrested, and sent to a penitentiary. He was counting on Flem's help in the situation, but Flem pointedly ignored his cousin. He tries to escape from prison in a silly disguise. Hoake McCarron is not from Jefferson, but begins to court Eula Varner when she is fifteen. When he finds out she is pregnant, he disappears. I.O. is one of Flem Snopes first cousins. He lives in Frenchman's Bend. He takes over a blacksmith job, and later a teaching position as well, even though he has no expertise in either of these professions; thus, I.O. failed at both jobs. He flees Frenchman's Bend because his first wife shows up with his infant son Montgomery Ward. Flem brings him to work in Jefferson as the manager of Flem's store, but he fails at this too. He is good at conning people out of money. He conned his cousin Eck into paying for the cow Ike is in love with to be killed. He conned a railroad company out of money by placing mules of the tracks for the to be hit. Eventually, Flem just pays I.O. to leave Jefferson, which he takes him up on. Ike is Flem Snopes cousin. He serves as the comic relief of the stories ("The Hamlet" in particular). He is simple-minded, but more importantly, in love with a cow. The owner gives Ike the cow after he runs away with it. Ike keeps it in a barn where he has sex with it. He unknowingly has sex with the cow in view of a group of men nearby. V.K. Ratcliff has the cow destroyed. Eck Snopes, true to his sympathetic nature, buys Ike a toy cow. Eck is Flem Snopes cousin. He is different from the Snopes clan because he is inherently humane, gullible, and kind-hearted. He works for I.O. in the blacksmith shop. When Ike's cow is to be destroyed, I.O. tricks Eck into paying for most of the costs. When a horse that was given to Eck at an auction knocks over a wagon, Eck offers to pay for the damages even though the judge declared that it was never legally his horse to begin with. He dies in an accidental oil tank explosion. Vardaman and Bilbo are I.O. Snopes's twin sons. They are said to fall into the same category as every other Snopes - greedy, liars, and mean-spirited. Clarence is one of I.O. Snopes's son. He is very strict in the name of the law, to the point where he annoys people. He was a constable in Frenchman's Bend, and a state senator in Jefferson. He was a candidate for congress, but is duped by V.K. Ratcliff and forced to drop out of the congressional race. Doris is one of I.O.'s sons. He is said to heavily resemble Clarence Snopes, his older brother. When Byron's children are sent to live with Flem, they tie Doris to a stake and would have burned him alive if it wasn't for Doris's screaming bringing himself help. Admiral Dewey is Eck Snopes son. He, like Eck and his brother Wallstreet Panic, are different from most Snopes. The trio are kind and genial, though usually tricked and manipulated. They are rejected by some of the Snopes, especially Montgomery Ward, because of their differences. Montgomery Ward is I.O. Snopes's first child. I.O. flees to Jefferson when Montgomery Ward is brought to Frenchman's Bend by his mother. He is sent France during WWI, where he makes part of a building into a club. When he comes back to Jefferson, he opens an art shop exhibiting pornographic pictures from the club. He ends up in a penitentiary for having moonshine on his premises, which Flem Snopes plants there. Montgomery Ward has a hand in Mink Snopes's scheme to escape dressed as a woman. After he is released from prison he moves to Los Angeles to be a succesful director. Wesley Snopes (Uncle Wesley, Uncle Wes) Wesley Snopes is Byron and Virgil's father. He is identified in "The Mansion." Wesley is briefly seen putting his hand up a girls skirt while directing a choir group. He is seen in "The Town," but is not given a name. Virgil is Wesley Snopes's youngest child. He attends college in Memphis to be a barber. Virgil, and his friend, stay in a room rented from Miss Reba, the madame of a brothel. The two boys are foolishly unaware it as a whorehouse. He is known for his sexual prowess, which is then exploited for money by his cousin Clarence Snopes. Byron is Wesley Snopes's son. He attends a college in Memphis with the help of Bayard Sartoris, and soon becomes a bookkeeper at a bank. He was drafted into the army in WWI, but he weaseled his way out by taping tobacco to his underarms every night, thus making his heart beat at an abnormal rate and getting discharged. When he comes back, Byron robs the bank he works at and leaves to Mexico. He sends his four half-Apache kids to Flem Snopes, who later sends them back to Byron in Mexico. Sarty is Abner Snopes youngest son. He is named after the first, great Colonel John Sartoris. "Barn Burning" is told in third person limited, with Sarty being the protagonist. He is only a child in the short story. Therefore, he is under the domineering reign of his terrifying father Abner, but Sarty cannot help but to view Abner as heroic. Sarty is loyal to his family, but he has morals, bravery, and a sense of justice and equality that his family does not. Eventually, Sarty must decide between justice and his father. He runs away from home, leaving his father to the consequences of his own actions. Here are links to some of the sites we used for information and artwork: Critical Companion to William Faulkner: A Literary Reference to His Life and Work. http://books.google.com/books?id=dQca8cin24gC&printsec=frontcover&dq=Critical+Companion+to+William+Faulkner:+A+Literary+Reference+to+His+Life+and+Work.&hl=en&sa=X&ei=44d9UYeKI6bY2AW7uYGoDQ&ved=0CDsQ6wEwAA#v=onepage&q=Critical%20Companion%20to%20William%20Faulkner%3A%20A%20Literary%20Reference%20to%20His%20Life%20and%20Work.&f=false William Faulkner On The Web
Faulkner Resources: Genealogical Charts http://www.mcsr.olemiss.edu/~egjbp/faulkner/gen-index.html William Faulkner On The Web
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The Sound and the Fury by William Faulkner The daughter of Eunice and Lucius. Has a son with her father Lucius. Son of Roth and a Beauchamp who is a distant relative of James. Sophonsiba Beauchamp
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