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.
Bert - See Robert Lewis.
Mr. Fred Higgins - This character, a local politician, is a friend of Colonel Norwood's and a man who believes in the racial superiority of whites.
Cora Lewis - This character is the black housekeeper and mistress of Colonel Tom Norwood, with whom she has four living mulatto children.
Robert Lewis - This character is the youngest mulatto son of Cora Lewis and Colonel Thomas Norwood. His actions create the conflict in the play and lead to the murder of Norwood and his own suicide.
Sallie Lewis -...
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