Could have been the protagonist of the story. Addie is the mother and the main keeper of the Bundren family. She is very sick and dies at the very beginning of the plot. Being involved in an affair with the village priest, Addie has given birth to Jewel, the only child who doesn’t call Anse Bundren a father. At some point of the story she starts narrating, either as a ghost or as a flashback, and we find out that she has had a miserable life stripped of love, pleasures and understanding.
Addie Bundren in the Essays