Three young men who never fell in love in the living world and are thus intent upon finding romance in the Bardo. The only Bardo-dwellers who can fly, the Bachelors detest commitment, refusing to do anything they don’t want to do. In this way, they wait for love while simultaneously resisting the implications of what it might mean to be in a devoted relationship.
The Three Bachelors Character Timeline in Lincoln in the Bardo
The timeline below shows where the character The Three Bachelors appears in Lincoln in the Bardo. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Vollman, Bevins, and the Reverend start digging at the tendrils wrapping around Willie. Above, the Three Bachelors fly about while laughing and making jokes. “Having never loved or been loved in that... (full context)