You see this glorious bastard?
This is Hob Gadling, and he's the best character in all of Sandman. You know why?
He represents the human capacity for change, as opposed to Morpheus' inability to change. He fluctuates, grows, changes and adapts throughout the years, constantly striving to be better than he was. Even two hundred years later, he still frets and worries about the fact that he was personally involved in the slave trade.
No one else in that whole story exemplifies so much, and does so as effortlessly as Gaiman did with Hob Gadling.