Rider's Aunt

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Rider's Aunt
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Unnamed Aunt of Rider
Race: 
Black
Gender: 
Female
Class: 
Free Black
Rank: 
Secondary
Vitality: 
Alive
Real?: 
No
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Biography: 

She is a constant presence both in Rider’s life and in the text: “She was his aunt. She had raised him. He could not remember his parents at all” (238). Several other characters, including her husband and members of Rider’s mill gang, are referred to as her messengers, as she makes repeated efforts to rein in Rider’s self-destructive bent by encouraging him to turn to family and to religion.

Note: 
aunt, elderly, non-parental caregiver, religious, Christian
Individual or Group: 
Individual
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