Dewey Dell Bundren

Display Name: 
Dewey Dell Bundren
Sort Name: 
Bundren, Dewey Dell
Race: 
White
Gender: 
Female
Class: 
Lower Class
Rank: 
Major
Vitality: 
Alive
Occupation: 
Farming
Date of Birth: 
Saturday, January 1, 1910 to Saturday, December 31, 1910
Origin: 
Yoknapatawpha
Narrator: 
Stream of Consciousness
Biography: 

Dewey Dell is the fourth child and only daughter of Addie and Anse Bundren. Cora Tull calls her a "tom-boy girl" (8); several male characters comment on how "pretty" she is, "in a kind of sullen, awkward way" (199). She is pregnant by Lafe and wants to go to Jefferson to get an abortion. She is able to communicate with Darl without words and she narrates four chapters in the novel.

Note: 
We know that Dewey Dell is 17 years old in the present action of the narrative (256).
Financial Status: 
financially dependent
Individual or Group: 
Individual
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