Tobacco Road Characters

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Jeeter Lester

Jeeter Lester is a sharecropper who no longer works the land because the man who owns the land has moved away and cut him off. Jeeter has a family but does very little to provide for them. Jeeter often blames others for his situation—blaming the land's owner for his inability to get cotton seed, blaming his son-in-law for not giving him food, and blaming his mother for eating too much. Jeeter believes that he cannot get a job in the city because the land is in his blood. Jeeter wants to continue working the land and continuously says he is about to prepare the fields, but often the spring passes too fast and Jeeter cannot plant the crop soon enough.

Jeeter is a lazy man who often plots to get money and support from others. When Jeeter's son, sixteen-year-old Dude, marries an older woman, Jeeter...

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