Byron Snopes

Display Name: 
Byron Snopes
Sort Name: 
Snopes, Byron
Race: 
White
Gender: 
Male
Class: 
Lower Class
Rank: 
Major
Vitality: 
Alive
Family: 
Snopes
Occupation: 
Sales and Service
Specific Job: 
Bookkeeper
Date of Birth: 
Wednesday, January 1, 1890 to Saturday, December 31, 1898
Origin: 
Yoknapatawpha
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Biography: 

Byron is identified as a cousin of Flem Snopes, and like Flem has come to Jefferson from the area around Frenchman's Bend. Both Narcissa Benbow and the narrator note that he has "reddish hair which clothes his arms down the the second joints of his fingers" (101). He writes Narcissa anonymous love letters, spies into her windows at night, and on his last night in Jefferson breaks into her bedroom and lies on her empty bed, "writhing and making smothered, animal-like noises" (276). After robbing the bank where he works, and stealing his letters back from Narcissa's bedroom, he flees through Frenchman's Bend and to the east.

Individual or Group: 
Individual
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