First introduced as a child who doesn’t have much to say in the family, but then the reader realizes that it is because of immense love Addie had for her son. Jewel was born as a result of Addie’s affair with a minister and is treated like a God by his mother. It makes many people jealous. Jewel is sentimental and honest. He is the one who puts the most effort to load his mother’s coffin and it is him who rescues the coffin when it is flooded, and then when Darl tries to set it on fire.
Jewel Bundren in the Essays