He is a sharecropper who no longer works the land because the man who owns the land has moved away and cut him off.
He is a sixteen-year-old boy who speaks very rarely in this novel and does not seem to have much of an opinion on anything.
She does not worry about the lack of food, but the lack of snuff seems to really upset her.
Ellie May Lester
She will most likely remain at home and not marry because she has a harelip that makes her undesirable as a sexual mate.
She is seen as another mouth to feed; therefore, the family does not feed her in the hopes that she will die and stop being a burden on the family's lack of income.
Sister Bessie Rice Lester
She is a religious minister who lives in another sharecropper's...
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