Gavin Stevens

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Gavin Stevens
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Stevens, Gavin
Race: 
White
Gender: 
Male
Class: 
Upper Class
Rank: 
Secondary
Vitality: 
Alive
Family: 
Stevens
Family (new): 
Occupation: 
Administrative
Specific Job: 
District Attorney
Biography: 

The last part of "Hair" marks the first appearance in Faulkner's fiction of Gavin Stevens. Over the next three decades he will re-appear in 15 more fictions, becoming perhaps Faulkner's favorite character. Here he is introduced as Yoknapatawpha's Harvard-educated "district attorney" (144), and the person who got the narrator his job as a traveling salesman. In return, the narrator has a lot of respect for Stevens, whom he describes as a "smart man" rather than a "usual pedagogue lawyer and office holder" (144).

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CUT: It's Stevens who suggests the unnamed narrator take the road and gets the narrator the job he has in the story's present.
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Individual
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