The man who steps forth for his final judgment after the man in the yellow bathing suit is admitted into heaven. As the Christ-emissary and his helpers judge the funeral-suited man, the Reverend watches in horror, since the judgment does not go well. Indeed, when the large doors behind the Christ-emissary open for the funeral-suited man, the Reverend glimpses into hell itself. Having seen how badly this man fared, the Reverend runs away when the Christ-emissary and his helpers indicate that he himself is bound for an even worse fate.
The Man in the Funeral Suit Character Timeline in Lincoln in the Bardo
The timeline below shows where the character The Man in the Funeral Suit appears in Lincoln in the Bardo. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.