Sophonsiba Beauchamp

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Sophonsiba Beauchamp
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Beauchamp, Sophonsiba
AKA: 
Sibbey
Race: 
White
Gender: 
Female
Class: 
Upper Class
Rank: 
Secondary
Vitality: 
Dies
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 and a little nigger girl carrying her fan” (12). Cass is fascinated by her “roan tooth” more than anything else (12). Her eventual success in securing Buck McCaslin as her husband leads to the birth of her son, Ike McCaslin.

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