Study Guide

The Unvanquished Characters

Bayard Sartoris

The Unvanquished is sometimes called a Bildungsroman, which is basically a coming-of-age novel...

Ringo

Ringo, a slave boy who lives in the Sartoris household, is the same age as Bayard Sartoris. But...

Rosa "Granny" Millard

Granny is Bayard's grandmother, but Ringo and several other people call her Granny as well. And...

"Marse" John Sartoris

The vision we get of John Sartoris from his son Bayard's point of view is a little bit...

Cousin Drusilla

We love us some Cousin Drusilla. She's tough, smart, and independent. The first sight of her in...

Ab Snopes

Mr. Ab Snopes is hard to like. He shows up basically to take part in Granny and Ringo's...

Colonel Nathaniel G. Dick

Colonel Dick is a Union officer, which is interesting because he's one of the most decent human...

The Slaves

Besides Ringo, the rest of the slaves are treated almost like furniture or pets in the Sartoris...

Amodeus "Uncle Buck" McCaslin

Uncle Buck is salt of the earth—a good, if a little nutty, old guy. He runs his mouth a...

Southern Gentlemen and Belles

The book has quite a population of Southerners, so we get a strange picture of the losing side...

Baddies

As you might expect from a war novel, The Unvanquished has no shortage of villains. Grumby's...