The wife of Vernon Tull. She is a religious lady and wishes her husband would pay more attention to God. She is the one who tells the reader all about Addie’s affair with minister Whitfield and she is in no way neutral in her evaluations of the situation. She spends the last hours of Addie’s life by her side and then her role in the book lessens. Her monologues are centered on ordinary household things and she constantly skips from one thought to another.
Cora Tull in the Essays