This section provides a short description of all the major characters in the book. This can be printed out as a study guide for students, used as a "key" for leading a class discussion, or you can jump to the quiz/homework section to find worksheets that incorporate these descriptions into a variety of question formats.
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...
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