Pap

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Display Name: 
Pap
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Pap
Race: 
White
Gender: 
Male
Class: 
Poor White
Rank: 
Minor
Vitality: 
Alive
Biography: 

With eyes that "look like two clots of phlegm," "blind and deaf" and apparently voiceless and toothless as well (12), Pap is one of the most grotesque characters in Faulkner's fiction. Lee and Ruby make sure he gets fed, but despite his name, the novel gives no hint about "who he was kin to," as Horace puts it (110), or how he came to be at the Old Frenchman place. Horace facetiously speculates that he may have been there as long as the house itself. In his grotesqueness he does fit the gothic atmosphere of the place.

Disability: 
cognitively disabled
visually impaired
audio impaired
speech impaired
Individual or Group: 
Individual

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