Sing, Unburied, Sing

by

Jesmyn Ward

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Stag Character Analysis

Stag is Pop’s brother. As a kid, Stag was a troublemaker, and Pop believes this is because Stag felt empty inside. One day Stag got in a fight with some white men, which ended up getting both Stag and Pop imprisoned in Parchman. At the time the novel is set, Stag is mentally unstable, and spends his time wandering around singing nonsensically.
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Stag Character Timeline in Sing, Unburied, Sing

The timeline below shows where the character Stag appears in Sing, Unburied, Sing. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter 1: Jojo
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...Pop left him alone with Leonie, who then drove away herself. Jojo heard Pop’s brother, Stag, walking past and singing. According to Mam, Stag is “sick in the head”. Frightened, Jojo... (full context)
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...the present, Jojo asks Pop to tell him about Parchman. Pop explains that he and Stag had the same father, who died young. When they were kids, Stag was fun-loving and... (full context)
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...called “trusty shooters” and a sergeant who was descended from a “long line of overseers.” Stag was convicted of assault, and Pop of harboring a fugitive. The brothers were put into... (full context)