List of Down Gilead Lane Characters


This is a partial list of characters in Down Gilead Lane.

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    Love’s boat has been shattered against the life of everyday. You and I are quits, and it’s useless to draw up a list of mutual hurts, sorrows, and pains.
    Vladimir Mayakovsky (1893–1930)

    Every morning I woke in dread, waiting for the day nurse to go on her rounds and announce from the list of names in her hand whether or not I was for shock treatment, the new and fashionable means of quieting people and of making them realize that orders are to be obeyed and floors are to be polished without anyone protesting and faces are to be made to be fixed into smiles and weeping is a crime.
    Janet Frame (b. 1924)

    There is a balm in Gilead to make the wounded whole
    There is a balm in Gilead to heal the sinsick soul.
    —African-American hymn-writer. “There Is a Balm in Gilead,” l. 1-2.

    The prairies were dust. Day after day, summer after summer, the scorching winds blew the dust and the sun was brassy in a yellow sky. Crop after crop failed. Again and again the barren land must be mortgaged for taxes and food and next year’s seed. The agony of hope ended when there was not harvest and no more credit, no money to pay interest and taxes; the banker took the land. Then the bank failed.
    —Rose Wilder Lane (1886–1968)

    Animals are stylized characters in a kind of old saga—stylized because even the most acute of them have little leeway as they play out their parts.
    Edward Hoagland (b. 1932)