Charles - He is very much a product of the South and of the time in which he lives. He believes everyone has a place in society and that everyone should behave accordingly. He feels he slighted Lucas Beauchamp when he offers him money and he is very ashamed of his behavior.
Lucas Beauchamp - He is a landowner, a southern gentleman and a black man. During the time period of this novel, he is considered less than a man by the people around him. However, he acts as if he is not a black man but simply a man.
Gavin Stevens - He puts himself on the line to help prove Lucas's innocence. He refuses payment for the simple fact that he did not believe Lucas in the first place.
Miss Eunice Habersham - She is the last living member of a very old family that...
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