Study Guide

The Reivers Characters

By William Faulkner

Lucius Priest

When your last name is Priest, it's maybe not surprising that you're a little innocent.When we...

Boon Hogganbeck

"Boon didn't actually belong to us" (2.2), says Lucius. In fact, Boon Hogganbeck doesn't really...

Ned McCaslin

Everyone knows someone with an annoying laugh. Well, in Lucius's story, that someone is Ned....

Miss Corrie

Miss Corrie is sort of like the Nancy character in Charles Dickens's Oliver Twist. She's a...

Boss Priest

Aww, Boss Priest is the perfect, doting grandfather. He's kind, levelheaded, patient, and very...

Miss Reba

Miss Reba, the owner of the Memphis brothel, is quite the opposite of every woman Lucius has met...

Butch

Butch wins the award for being just about the worst guy Lucius has ever met. Otis and Mr. Binford...

Otis

Otis is not the man. He's just a scrappy-headed ten-year-old kid. In fact, he's like a version of...

Mr. Binford

Like Butch, Mr. Binford is sexist, racist, and corrupt. He's the grimy landowner of Miss Reba's...