Otis

Display Name: 
Otis
Sort Name: 
Otis
Race: 
White
Gender: 
Male
Class: 
Poor White
Rank: 
Secondary
Vitality: 
Alive
Date of Birth: 
Sunday, May 11, 1890 to Saturday, May 31, 1890
Biography: 

Otis is Corrie's nephew, visiting Memphis from his home in Arkansas in order to acquire "refinement" (97). Although he has his fifteenth birthday in the course of the story, he is smaller than the 11-year-old Lucius. As Lucius says the first time he sees Otis, "there is something wrong about him" (104). By the time Lucius calls him a "demon child" (154), most readers are likely to agree.

Disability: 
psychosocially impaired
Individual or Group: 
Individual
Character changes class in this text: 

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