The Underground Railroad


Colson Whitehead

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Old Randall Character Analysis

Old Randall is the father of James and Terrance and the former owner of Randall plantation. He was more popular within the local white community than either of his sons, who Ridgeway believes were corrupted by being born to so much money. He is already dead by the time most of the novel’s action takes place.
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Old Randall Character Timeline in The Underground Railroad

The timeline below shows where the character Old Randall appears in The Underground Railroad. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter 2: Georgia
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...returned two years later to apologize for his inability to catch Mabel and to let Old Randall know that there were rumors that the underground railroad was being extended into this part... (full context)