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 Quotes in Black Boy
The Black Boy quotes below are all either spoken by Bess or refer to Bess. For each quote, you can also see the other characters and themes related to it (each theme is indicated by its own dot and icon, like this one:).
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.