Unit 3 Summary and Analysis

New Characters:
Samson: distant neighbor to the Bundrens who lets them stay overnight at his barn when they are on their way to Jefferson

MacCallum: distant neighbor to the Bundrens

Rachel: Samson’s wife

Flem Snopes: man who brought a number of wild horses to town; Jewel’s horse is related to a Snopes’ horse

Some neighbors and townspeople, watching the Bundren wagon pass, believe that Addie has been buried already and that the Bundrens are just traveling. In attempting to notify them that the bridge is washed out, Quick notices the stench from the wagon and realizes it’s Addie’s corpse. When Quick and Samson both try to...

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