The father of the Bundren family who only deserves that title for formal reasons. The actions and decisions of this man make reader doubt his ability to love or take responsibility for anybody, even for himself. He doesn't take care of his children and looks for his own benefits in every situation. In the very end he gets a new set of teeth, which was probably the reason why he agreed to fulfill his wife’s desire to be buried in a faraway town.
Anse Bundren in the Essays