Eupheus (Doc) Hines

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At one time a railroad brakeman and at another a sawmill foreman, in Light in August Doc Hines is a man "whom time, circumstance, something, had betrayed" (127). A belligerent and violent religious fanatic, misogynist and white supremacist, he murders the man with whom his daughter Milly tries to run away and lets his daughter die in childbirth as punishment for her "womansinning and bitchery." Later, believing Milly's illegitimate son is a Negro, he kidnaps it and takes him to an orphanage, where he has gotten a job to watch in secret while waiting to see what God will do with the child.

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