Uncle Ike McCaslin

Display Name: 
Uncle Ike McCaslin
Sort Name: 
McCaslin, Uncle Ike
AKA: 
Isaac McCaslin
Race: 
White
Gender: 
Male
Class: 
Middle Class
Rank: 
Peripheral
Vitality: 
Alive
Family: 
McCaslin
Occupation: 
Sales and Service
Specific Job: 
Store Owner
Origin: 
Yoknapatawpha County
Biography: 

"Uncle Ike McCaslin," as he is called in this story (121, 129, 134), appears in many subsequent Yoknapatawpha texts. More often encountered as an accomplished woodsman than as a storekeeper, in Go Down, Moses (1942), he is a central character, and the direct descendant of one of Yoknapatawpha's founding families, though he makes his living as a carpenter. In this story, however, as in Faulkner's last novel, The Reivers (1962), he is the owner of the hardware store in Jefferson. He sells the cream separator to Pap for $27.65 and, later, the same separator to Mammy for the same price.

Note: 
Ike McCaslin is one of the most important characters in Faulkner's <em>Go Down, Moses</em> and in the short stories of <em>Big Woods</em>. In "fool About a Horse," however, Faulkner has not yet.conceived of him in this later role.
Property Status: 
owns business
Individual or Group: 
Individual
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