Rosa Millard

Display Name: 
Rosa Millard
Sort Name: 
Millard, Rosa
AKA: 
Granny
Race: 
White
Gender: 
Female
Class: 
Upper Class
Rank: 
Major
Vitality: 
Alive
Family: 
Sartoris
Biography: 

Rosa is the mother-in-law of John Sartoris; while he is away fighting the Yankees, she manages the plantation, which she doesn't hesitate to call "my house" (696). The story shows her command of traditionally feminine roles - sewing, cooking, gardening - but she proves equally up to the new challenges brought home by the war. She knows how to protect the Sartoris family wealth, including how to keep a slave who begins to imagine the possibility of freedom in his place; she also shows General Forrest how to maintain command of his troops.

Individual or Group: 
Individual
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