The eldest of all Bundren children and probably the most stable one. He is also an experienced and adept carpenter, who makes the coffin for his mother Addie Bundren. The fact that he constructs it right in front of his mother’s bedroom demonstrates how chill and cool Cash is, stripped of many useless emotions. He is portrayed as a consistent and patient character, always putting the needs of others ahead of his own. This is a very strong-willed and powerful man, who doesn’t complain about his broken leg until he can’t walk. His will and devotion are admired and taken very seriously by the author.
Cash Bundren in the Essays