A Gathering of Old Men Characters

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Candy Marshall

Candy Marshall owns part of the Marshall Plantation and oversees its operation. She orchestrates the plan to bring the old men together in order to help Mathu, the man who helped raise her and who she believes murdered Beau Boutan, a Cajun. While dedicated to the cause of protecting the blacks, she also maintains a noticeable degree of self-awareness regarding her position as a member of the white upper class and tries to maintain firm control over everything that happens. By the end of the novel, her actions hint at a more selfless approach to her relationship with Mathu and others and demonstrates that she is willing to change with world.

Lou Dimes/Louis Alfred Dimoulin

Lou is from Baton Rouge, Louisiana and is the boyfriend and would-be husband of Candy. He is a journalist and represents a different type of Southern man in that he is...

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