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Buried Child Characters & Character Analysis

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Characters

Bradley

Bradley is Dodge and Halie's middle son and, accordingly, seems to have received the least attention and respect from his parents. As a child, he was never expected to amount to much. After he accidentally cut off one of his legs with a chain saw, they gave up all hope for him, praying that Tilden would be able to care for his younger sibling.

As an adult, he occupies a strange, not quite clear place in the household. Although he no longer lives with his parents, he visits often. Bradley has become a mean, sometimes violent, bully. For some reason, he cuts his father's hair while he sleeps, leaving him with bald patches and cuts on his scalp. When Tilden leaves corn husks scattered around the living room, Halie worries that Bradley will be upset. "He doesn't like the house in disarray," she warns. "He can't stand it...

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