Miss Lorraine

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Miss Lorraine
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Miss Lorraine
Race: 
White
Gender: 
Female
Class: 
Lower Class
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Secondary
Vitality: 
Alive
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Miss Lorraine is one of the two women who come back to the brothel with Miss Reba after Red's funeral. (The context suggests they might be madams at other Memphis brothels, but that is not made explicit in the text.) Lorraine is the "thin woman in sober, severe clothes and gold nose-glasses" (250). The narrator refers to her "flat spinster's breast" (256) and several times compares her appearance to that of "a school-teacher" (251, 258). But while "sitting upright like a school-teacher," she condemns men for expecting women to "resist temptation" and calls Popeye a "lousy son of a bitch" (258, 259).

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