Linda Snopes

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Display Name: 
Linda Snopes
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Snopes, Linda
Race: 
White
Gender: 
Female
Class: 
Middle Class
Rank: 
Secondary
Vitality: 
Alive
Family: 
Snopes
Date of Birth: 
Sunday, April 12, 1908
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Linda is the natural daughter of Eula Varner Snopes and a Frenchman's Bend suitor. Although Linda lacks her mother's voluptuous appeal, she is very attractive to men in her own right, as the reactions from Chick, Gavin, and Matt Levitt all demonstrate. She seems like contested territory on a number of fronts; various people attempt to direct her education, inheritance, and marital status throughout the novel. While Eula exacts a promise from Gavin that he will marry her daughter, Linda herself is reluctant to accept his conditional offer of matrimony. At the end of the novel, her mother's suicide releases Linda from her Jefferson ties, and at a word from her "father," she leaves Jefferson for Greenwich Village.

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