The youngest of all children in Bundren family. He is described as having the same level of naivety as his sister Dewey Dell, but with a positive perspective. The way he views his mother’s death, comparing it to his lost fish, presents the kind of feeling the reader gets when he reads the book. It is silly, it is absurd, yet it is happening. He is caring and spends time to drill the hole in his mother’s coffin, which also damages her dead body.
Vardaman Bundren in the Essays