Papa

Display Name: 
Papa
Sort Name: 
Unnamed Father of Narrator
Race: 
White
Gender: 
Male
Class: 
Middle Class
Rank: 
Secondary
Vitality: 
Alive
Occupation: 
Professional
Specific Job: 
Lawyer
Biography: 

"Papa," as the narrator calls his father, is a "lawyer" (236). Although he does not share any of the self-righteousness of the women who want to save Willy from his vices, he does participate in Mrs. Merridew's campaign to force Willy's wife to leave town, and in Job's attempt to keep Willy from flying his airplane. He calls Willy a "lunatic" (239) and blames the old man for the narrator's various forms of truancy; the narrator himself repeatedly rejects both those interpretations.

Individual or Group: 
Individual

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