Boseman is an accomplice of Ridgeway’s. He wears a necklace of shriveled ears, which he won from a Native American man in a wrestling contest. He is described as unintelligent and is more naïve and sentimental than Ridgway. Boseman is fatally shot by Royal after being caught attempting to rape Cora.
Boseman Character Timeline in The Underground Railroad
The timeline below shows where the character Boseman appears in The Underground Railroad. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter 8: Tennessee
...is unlucky. People stare at the group of them: Cora and Jasper, Ridgeway, his accomplice Boseman (with the necklace of shriveled ears), and 10-year-old Homer. Although Homer is so young, he... (full context)
Chapter 10: Indiana
...who is absent, likes to create a “mood.” Justin is shocked that Royal just killed Boseman, but Red suggests Boseman surely deserved it. Royal is the first freeborn black person Cora... (full context)