Ringo

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Ringo
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Ringo
AKA: 
Marengo Strother
Race: 
Black
Gender: 
Male
Class: 
Enslaved Black
Rank: 
Secondary
Vitality: 
Alive
Biography: 

Ringo is both a house slave and a close companion of Bayard, the slave-owner's son. They sleep together in what Bayard refers to as "our room" (687), though Bayard notes that Ringo sleeps beside the bed, on a "pallet" on the floor (688). The complex relationship between these two boys is a major element in the Unvanquished stories (1938). "Ringo and I" is a frequent locution in this story (671, etc.), but on the whole the text defines his role in terms of his duties: fetching other slaves from the quarters, "drawing Granny's chair" at dinner (681) and "standing behind" it during the meal (667), and so on. Ringo sees Lucius' desire for freedom before Bayard does, but there is no sign that he sympathizes with it; he seems completely loyal to the Sartoris family.

Individual or Group: 
Individual
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