Granny Rosa Millard

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Granny Rosa Millard
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Millard, Rosa
AKA: 
Granny
Race: 
White
Gender: 
Female
Class: 
Upper Class
Rank: 
Peripheral
Vitality: 
Dead
Family: 
Sartoris
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Cause of Death: 
Murder
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Referred to by both Bayard and Ringo as Granny, Rosa Millard is one of Faulkner's most formidable old women. In other stories in The Unvanquished series readers see her bringing up the boys, managing the plantation during the Civil War, and finding a way to provide for the people of Yoknapatawpha by outsmarting the Yankees. Her murder by Grumby at the end of the short story "The Unvanquished" provides the occasion for "Vendee." The multitude of people who attend her funeral at the start of the story - "more than a hundred," according to Bayard (97) - includes whites and blacks, and both hill people and town people from Jefferson, which speaks to her influence and status within the community. The rest of the story focuses on Bayard and Ringo's quest for justice for her death so "she can lay good and quiet" (115).

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