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Character Analysis of Anse Bundren Anse Bundren is an ugly old man He is probably in his fifties or sixties He is very ugly He has terrible posture and a hump in his back He looks like he never shaves in a scraggly way and his face is very wrinkled It isnt tan because he never spends much time in the hot sun He has no teeth which is probably his most distinguishing characteristic He used to be a tall man but even when he was young he was beginning to show the signs of a hump Addie comments on this in her chapter She asked him if he had any womenfolks to make him stand up straight There is not much background about Anses childhood or what it was like for him growing up but one can assume that his father and he share some similar traits By the time he asked Addie to marry him he was living on his own small farm alone Anse has a shy side to him He drove past Addies school teaching job several times before he got up the courage to talk to her Apparently he went all out once he did get the courage and asked her to marry him the first time they ever spoke He shied around this and did it subtly When Addie asks him if he has any womenfolks he says Thats what I came to see you about When Anse was twenty three he got sick and passed out while sweating Since then he has come to believe that if he ever sweats again he will die So therefore he gets by without doing any hard work He NEVER sweats because that might be the death of him His neighbors regard him as lazy but Anse wouldnt even consider the possibility All his friends say that they have
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