Thomas Sutpen

Character Key: 
Display Name: 
Thomas Sutpen
Sort Name: 
Sutpen, Thomas
AKA: 
Colonel Sutpen
Race: 
White
Gender: 
Male
Class: 
Upper Class
Rank: 
Peripheral
Vitality: 
Dead
Family: 
Sutpen
Family (new): 
Occupation: 
Professional
Specific Job: 
Planter
Biography: 

Sutpen is the central character in Absalom, Absalom!, which tells the story of his "vast kingly dream" (19). He appears in this novel specifically as the man from whom Major de Spain buys the land on which he builds his hunting camp.

Property Status: 
owns land
owns house
owns slaves
Financial Status: 
controls substantial wealth
Individual or Group: 
Individual
Character changes class in this text: 

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