Judge Drake

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Display Name: 
Judge Drake
Sort Name: 
Drake, Judge
Race: 
White
Gender: 
Male
Class: 
Upper Class
Rank: 
Secondary
Vitality: 
Alive
Occupation: 
Administrative
Specific Job: 
Judge
Biography: 

"My father's a judge," Doc says in "lilting falsetto," doing a bitter imitation of Temple's habit of referring to her family's status (30). This is the first time Judge Drake is mentioned in the novel. When Temple herself first thinks about him, amid the threatening surroundings at the Old Frenchman place, she imagines him "sitting on the porch at home, his feet on the rail" (51). When he finally appears in the story to reclaim her, he has "neat white hair and a clipped moustache like a bar of hammered silver against his dark skin," and is wearing an "immaculate linen suit" (288).

Individual or Group: 
Individual

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