Henry Armstid

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Henry Armstid
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Armstid, Henry
Race: 
White
Gender: 
Male
Class: 
Poor White
Rank: 
Secondary
Vitality: 
Alive
Occupation: 
Farming
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With "stained and broken teeth" (322), Armstid is a destitute farmer who stumbles from one ill-conceived scheme to another in order to get out of his poverty. His abusive treatment of his wife is a prominent characteristic of his overall "impotence and fury" (372) at the state of his life. At the end of the novel, Henry, along with Ratliff and Odum Bookwright, is duped by Flem Snopes into believing there is buried Civil War gold on the Old Frenchman's place. He loses his mind pursuing this illusion.

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