Eck Snopes' "Father"

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Eck Snopes' "Father"
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Unnamed "Father" of Eck
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White
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Male
Class: 
Lower Class
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Peripheral
Vitality: 
Alive
Family: 
Snopes
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Neither of Eck's parents appear directly in The Town, but two of the novel's narrators - Ratliff and Gavin - do discuss his parentage. Based on their contempt for 'Snopeses,' they both feel strongly that since Eck is so good a person, genetically he is "not a Snopes" (32). Thus they invent this "titular father" for him: the imaginary man with whom Eck's mother had an affair (33).

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