A kind and relatively uneducated girl, daughter of Mrs. Moss, Bess falls quickly in love with Wright, but when Wright suggests that they get to know one another before getting engaged, Bess becomes angry. Bess and Mrs. Moss later apologize to Wright and ask him to continue living, peacefully, under their roof.
Bess Character Timeline in Black Boy
The timeline below shows where the character Bess appears in Black Boy. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.