Roth Edmonds

Display Name: 
Roth Edmonds
Sort Name: 
Edmonds, Roth
AKA: 
Carothers Edmonds
Race: 
White
Gender: 
Male
Class: 
Upper Class
Rank: 
Major
Vitality: 
Alive
Family: 
McCaslin
Occupation: 
Management
Specific Job: 
Landlord, Planter
Biography: 

Carothers "Roth" Edmonds is the white man who owns the land that Lucas and George work as share-croppers. The narrative notes that Roth inherited the estate from his father (214), but does not go into any further details. In Faulkner's ultimate version of this story, in Go Down, Moses, the Edmonds' family history, and the way in which the Beauchamps are entangled in it, is a major thematic and moral element, but the published short story omits all hint of those complexities. Roth himself is depicted as irascible, ineffectual, and often exasperated as a result; although black and his tenant, Lucas seems sure of his ability to manipulate his white landlord.

Individual or Group: 
Individual
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