Doctor Peabody

Character Key: 
Display Name: 
Doctor Peabody
Sort Name: 
Peabody, Doctor
AKA: 
Lucius Quintus Peabody
Race: 
White
Gender: 
Male
Class: 
Middle Class
Rank: 
Secondary
Vitality: 
Alive
Occupation: 
Professional
Specific Job: 
Physician
Narrator: 
Stream of Consciousness
Biography: 

Dr. Peabody (the only character who appears in all of Faulkner's first three Yoknapatawpha novels) is the Jefferson doctor who pays a home visit to Addie twice, the second time when she dies. He is a large man, “weighing two hundred and twenty-five pounds” (42); in order to climb the hill to the Bundren house he must be hoisted up with a rope. He narrates two chapters of the novel in a familiar storytelling manner.

Note: 
“durn doctor” p 18, from Jefferson 70 years old 225 pounds. Although he is found in many other texts it is often with much inconsistency – in this text he is never given a first name – he is referred to soley by his last name or simply as “doctor”
Disability: 
morbidly obese
Individual or Group: 
Individual
Character changes class in this text: 

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