Roth Edmonds

Display Name: 
Roth Edmonds
Sort Name: 
Edmonds, Roth
AKA: 
Carothers Edmonds
Race: 
White
Gender: 
Male
Class: 
Upper Class
Rank: 
Major
Vitality: 
Born
Family: 
McCaslin
Occupation: 
Management
Specific Job: 
Plantation Owner
Date of Birth: 
Saturday, January 1, 1898 to Saturday, December 31, 1898
Biography: 

He is the son of Zack and Louisa Edmonds, and the great-great-great grandson of Lucius Quintus Carothers McCaslin. Because Roth’s mother died in childbirth, Molly Beauchamp is "the only mother he, Edmonds, ever knew" (113), and Lucas’s and Molly’s son Henry was Roth’s childhood playmate. Roth owns the McCaslin plantation on which Lucas Beauchamp is a tenant in the narrative present of Go Down, Moses, 1941. In his forties, Roth has an affair with a young woman who, unbeknownst to him, is also descended from Lucius McCaslin, on the Beauchamp, or 'black,' side of the family. By having a child with her, Roth perpetuates his ancestor’s incest and miscegenation, and similarly fails to claim the child that is produced from that affair as his son.

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