Unit 5 Summary and Analysis

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Gillespie: farmer who lets the Bundrens stay over at his place

Mack: Gillespie’s son

Three negroes: these people who are passed by the Bundren wagon

A white man: person passed by the Bundren wagon; he nearly fights with Jewel

Two officials: lawmen who come to take Darl to the asylum in Jackson because of his burning down Gillespie’s barn

Skeet MacGowan: drugstore clerk in Jefferson

Jody: MacGowan’s friend; another drugstore clerk

Alford: doctor or lawyer mentioned by MacGowan; suggested as someone to whom Dewey Dell might go for help

“The old man”: Jefferson druggist and Skeet’s and...

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