Dilsey Gibson

Character Key: 
Display Name: 
Dilsey Gibson
Sort Name: 
Gibson, Dilsey
AKA: 
Dilsey Gibson
Race: 
Black
Gender: 
Female
Class: 
Free Black
Rank: 
Secondary
Vitality: 
Alive
Family: 
Gibson
Occupation: 
Domestic Service
Specific Job: 
Cook
Real?: 
No
Biography: 

Dilsey cooks and cares for the Compson family and lives in a cabin on the Compson Place with her husband and children. After she recovers from her illness, she sits with Nancy in the kitchen of the Compson house, asks Nancy about her fears, suggests that she ask Mr. Jason to "telefoam the marshall," and invites Nancy to spend the night in her cabin (297-298).

Individual or Group: 
Individual
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