Loosh

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Loosh
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Loosh
AKA: 
Lucius
Race: 
Black
Gender: 
Male
Class: 
Enslaved Black
Rank: 
Secondary
Vitality: 
Alive
Family: 
Strother
Biography: 

Loosh is Philadelphy's husband, Ringo's uncle, and Joby's son. Loosh is the only African-American on the Sartoris plantation who openly desires the freedom for slaves offered by the Yankees (and one of the few rebellious blacks in the whole of the Yoknapatawpha canon). He does not feel an alliance to the Sartoris' family, and tells Union troops where the silver is buried that Granny tried to hide. When Granny accuses him of betrayal, in his rough dialect he makes an eloquent speech defending his action and his right to be free: "Let God ax John Sartoris who the man name that give me to him" (75). He leaves the plantation to follow the Union army as a self-emancipated slave, though has returned by the final story in the novel.

Individual or Group: 
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