A protestant minister in his sixties. Halie speaks highly of him in act one, but when we meet him in act three, he is drunk, ineffectual, and lecherous. It’s implied that he’s having an affair with Halie, and there is a suggestion that the faults of his character suggest faults with religion more generally.
Father Dewis Quotes in Buried Child
The Buried Child quotes below are all either spoken by Father Dewis or refer to Father Dewis. 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: Note: all page numbers and citation info for the quotes below refer to the Vintage edition of Buried Child published in 2006.).
Act 3 Quotes
Well, prayerfully, God only hears what he wants to. That’s just between you and me of course. In our heart of hearts we know we’re every bit as wicked as the Catholics.
Father Dewis Character Timeline in Buried Child
The timeline below shows where the character Father Dewis appears in Buried Child. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
...word in, Halie continues to drink and lament the deterioration of society and its values. Dewis reminds Halie that it is important to believe in certain things, and she twists his... (full context)
...not to, and Shelly chides the family for keeping their gruesome secret. Bradley, Halie, and Dewis command Shelly to stop interfering in their business, but Dodge finally relents and decides to... (full context)