Gavin Stevens

Display Name: 
Gavin Stevens
Sort Name: 
Stevens, Gavin
Race: 
White
Gender: 
Male
Class: 
Upper Class
Rank: 
Major
Vitality: 
Alive
Family: 
Stevens
Occupation: 
Administrative
Specific Job: 
County Attorney
Biography: 

Gavin Stevens is one of Faulkner's favorite characters, and a Harvard graduate who chooses to stay close to home, serving as the County Attorney for Yoknapatawpha in several of Faulkner's texts. In this story, as in the other stories in Knight's Gambit, he acts as both amateur detective and crusader, helping the sheriff solve the mysteries of Ellie Flint's death and Joel Flint's identity. As he tells the sheriff, he's "interested in justice and human beings" (115).

Property Status: 
owns house
Social Status: 
has influential social contacts (family, business, political)
Individual or Group: 
Individual
Character changes class in this text: 

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