A former slave who now exists in the Bardo. Mrs. Hodge kindly speaks for Litzie Wright, delivering the silent woman’s life story to Willie. As for herself, Mrs. Hodge inexplicably has bloody stumps in place of her hands and feet. When Willie reveals to the Bardo-dwellers that they’re all dead, she and Litzie decide to depart together.
Mrs. Francis Hodge Character Timeline in Lincoln in the Bardo
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...raped Litzie became capable of speech, her first utterance consisting of words of thanks to Mrs. Hodge for speaking for her, during all those mute and lonely years,” Elson Farwell notes. Despite... (full context)