Burial Rites

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Daníel Gudmundsson Character Analysis

Daníel is a worker on Worm’s farm and later, during lambing season, on Natan’s. He is in love with Agnes and wants to marry her, and he resents Natan’s manipulation of her. Daníel tries to tell Agnes that Natan is bad for her and the two of them get in a bitter argument.
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Daníel Gudmundsson Character Timeline in Burial Rites

The timeline below shows where the character Daníel Gudmundsson appears in Burial Rites. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter 7
Women, Violence, and Innocence Theme Icon
Literacy, Language, and the Icelandic Landscape Theme Icon
Class, Colonization, and Hierarchies of Power Theme Icon
...had been saving that money for marriage, and she talks about how a servant named Daníel Gudmundsson had wanted to marry her. After Jóas left, Agnes enjoyed María’s friendship on the... (full context)
Chapter 9
Women, Violence, and Innocence Theme Icon
Literacy, Language, and the Icelandic Landscape Theme Icon
...lambing, which required lots of strength. Eventually Natan calmed down and said he would hire Daníel Gudmundsson to help with the harvest so they could avoid Fridrik. (full context)
Chapter 10
Truth and Liberation Theme Icon
Women, Violence, and Innocence Theme Icon
The relationship became more and more toxic until one day Daníel talked to Agnes about Natan. Daníel mentioned that he had noticed that she and Sigga... (full context)
Women, Violence, and Innocence Theme Icon
Names, Superstition, and Christianity Theme Icon
...tell Tóti this if he were there. She thinks about another day on Natan’s farm. Daníel and Natan had gone fishing and Agnes saw them out on the water, heading back... (full context)
Chapter 11
Women, Violence, and Innocence Theme Icon
...Sigga told him Natan had sex with Agnes too, but that Agnes actually enjoyed it. Daníel then entered the badstofa and told Fridrik to go home. Agnes told Daníel that Fridrik... (full context)
Truth and Liberation Theme Icon
Women, Violence, and Innocence Theme Icon
...being unreasonable and said she could marry whoever she wanted. Christmas came and went and Daníel returned to Worm’s farm. Sigga had become moody since her engagement, and seemed worried about... (full context)