One of Addie’s children. He is the one who narrates in course of most of the book and we see the absurdity of the situation from his perspective. The boy is caring in his own way – he tries to conjure a cask to heal the broken leg of his brother Cash, and he wants to relieve his mother and the family of the unnecessary and dangerous trip by trying to burn the farm where the family stops for the night. However, his actions backfire: the misshapen cask only worsens the pain and the coffin is saved from the fire. In order to avoid financial debts, the family proclaims him mentally disturbed.
Darl Bundren Quotes
Sometimes I aint so sho who’s got ere a right to say when a man is crazy and when he aint. Sometimes I think it aint none of us pure crazy and aint none of us pure sane until the balance of us talks him that-a-way. It’s like it aint so much what a fellow does, but it’s the way the majority of folks is looking at him when he does it.
Darl Bundren in the Essays