Absalom, Absalom! Chapter 2 Summary and Analysis

William Faulkner

Chapter 2 Summary and Analysis

New Characters:
Akers: a poor Southern hunter who watches the building of Thomas Sutpen’s plantation, “Sutpen’s Hundred,” in the woods. Akers acts as a reporter, telling the other townspeople of Jefferson what is going on

Aunt: the “Aunt” referred to is Miss Rosa’s and Ellen’s aunt. She lived with the Coldfield family, organized Ellen’s wedding and, after Miss Rosa’s mother died in childbirth, took care of Miss Rosa when she was a child

Goodhue Coldfield: Miss Rosa’s father, a respectable merchant and town leader

Ellen Coldfield: Goodhue’s daughter who marries Thomas Sutpen; also the mother of Henry and Judith

Haitian Slaves: often called “wild...

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