Walden Character Descriptions

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The Canadian Woodchopper

This character does his work in Walden Woods, and he and Thoreau often visit. He is a big, strong, good-natured man who works hard and is content with his life, although he makes little money.

James Collins

This character is an Irishman who works for the railroad and lives in a shanty near where Thoreau builds his cabin. Thoreau buys this character's shanty for $4.25 and disassembles it to use the boards and nails in his cabin.

John Field

This character is an Irishman who lives with his wife and children in a hut near the Baker Farm. During a rainstorm Thoreau goes to take shelter in the hut, which he thinks is vacant, but finds this character and his family there.

Brister Freeman

This character was a former slave who lived on Brister's Hill before Thoreau's stay in the woods. He was an apple-grower.

Fenda Freeman

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