Miss Jenny

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Miss Jenny
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Du Pre, Jenny Sartoris
AKA: 
Virginia Du Pre
Genevieve Du Pre
Aunt Jenny
Mrs. Du Pre
Race: 
White
Gender: 
Female
Class: 
Upper Class
Rank: 
Secondary
Vitality: 
Alive
Family: 
Sartoris
Family (new): 
Date of Birth: 
Tuesday, January 1, 1839 to Tuesday, December 31, 1839
Origin: 
Carolina
Biography: 

Indentified as "the great aunt" of Narcissa's husband, "Miss Jenny" is "a woman of ninety" who lives "in a wheelchair" (23). Here she is a much less prominent character than in either Flags in the Dust or "There Was a Queen" (where she plays the "queen"), but Jenny Du Pre remains intellectually vigorous and conversationally tart. The only biological Sartoris left (except for Narcissa's 10-year-old son) she may be running the large family estate, but her main role in the novel is to offer incisive commentary on both Narcissa and Horace's behavior.

Disability: 
mobility impaired
Individual or Group: 
Individual
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