Isaac McCaslin

Display Name: 
Isaac McCaslin
Sort Name: 
McCaslin, Isaac
AKA: 
Cousin Ike
Ike McCaslin
Race: 
White
Gender: 
Male
Class: 
Upper Class
Rank: 
Minor
Vitality: 
Alive
Family: 
McCaslin
Occupation: 
Sales and Service
Specific Job: 
Hardware Store Owner
Biography: 

As "Uncle Ike," the boy who learns about nature from Sam Fathers in "The Bear" and other stories, Isaac McCaslin is one of the major figures in the Yoknapatawpha fictions. The "Cousin Isaac McCaslin" who appears in The Reivers is the same character: the narrative mentions how he "abdicated the McCaslin plantation" (18) and describes him as "the best woodsman and hunter this county ever had" (15). But in this text he appears in a new, considerably less mythic role as a keeper of a hardware store on Courthouse Square. He lives in "a single room" over his store (54).

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