Gilead Characters

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Angeline Ames

Daughter of narrator John Ames and his first wife, Louisa, baby Angeline, named by Robert Boughton and baptized by him, died shortly after her birth. The narrator, who refers to her as Rebecca, the name he would have given her, had a moment in which to hold the baby. She opened her eyes and looked at him shortly before she died. Her loss, along with her mother's death in childbirth, is a grief that hounds the narrator, one to which he returns in his letter to his son.

Reverend John Ames

Reverend John Ames, the narrator, son and grandson of Protestant ministers with the same name, turns seventy-seven in the early fall of 1956. Throughout most of 1956, he writes a journal addressed to his son. The narrator was born in 1880 in Kansas, the son of John and Martha Turner Ames, and grandson of John and Margaret Todd Ames...

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