Cash Bundren

Display Name: 
Cash Bundren
Sort Name: 
Bundren, Cash
Race: 
White
Gender: 
Male
Class: 
Lower Class
Rank: 
Major
Vitality: 
Alive
Occupation: 
Farming
Specific Job: 
Farmer, Carpenter
Date of Birth: 
Sunday, January 1, 1893 to Friday, December 31, 1897
Origin: 
Yoknapatawpha
Narrator: 
Stream of Consciousness
Biography: 

Cash is the first-born of Addie and Anse Bundren. He is a good carpenter, who shows his devotion to his mother through his handiwork. He narrates five chapters which become increasingly more developed, beginning with a list of the reasons he made his mothers coffin on the bevel and ending with the final chapter of the novel in which he conveys the denouement of the story in a straight forward, matter of fact way. He is compulsive about his tools, and his narration shows him to be single–minded as he tends to frame everything in the terms of his craft. But he also likes music, and brings eight dollars on the trip to town in the hopes of buying a "graphophone" (i.e. a portable record player, 258).

Note: 
For birthdate, we know he and Darl were born in close succession so I am putting a gap of one year to 18 months. Cash’s narrative (5 chapters): past tense, but his commentaries don’t seem to be a telling (as with Vernon), rather a reflection, internal and more typical of classic first person narration.
Financial Status: 
laborer (works for wages)
financially dependent
Individual or Group: 
Individual
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