Sophonsiba Beauchamp

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Sophonsiba Beauchamp
Sort Name: 
Beauchamp, Sophonsiba
AKA: 
Sibbey
Race: 
White
Gender: 
Female
Class: 
Upper Class
Rank: 
Secondary
Vitality: 
Dies
Family: 
McCaslin
Family (new): 
Biography: 

Sophonsiba is Hubert Beauchamp's sister and the one who insists that their family plantation be called "Warwick," to draw out their purported connection to English royalty. The first description of her in "Was" tends toward absurdity rather than elegance, in part because it is related through nine-year-old Cass Edmonds: "Her hair was roached under a lace cap; she had on her Sunday dress and beads and a red ribbon around her throat" (12). Cass is more fascinated by her "roan tooth" any other aspect of her character (12), but even from his naive perspective it's clear how determined she is to marry Buck McCaslin. Eventually somehow she succeeds at this - though that process is never narrated - and after their marriage she gives birth Ike McCaslin.

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Individual
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