Sewing Women

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Display Name: 
Sewing Women
Sort Name: 
Unnamed Sewing Women
Race: 
Indeterminable
Gender: 
Female
Class: 
Lower Class
Rank: 
Minor
Vitality: 
Alive
Occupation: 
Domestic Service
Specific Job: 
Seamstress
Biography: 

The sewing women make the trousseau for Elly's wedding, coming to her house daily after the engagement is announced. The text does not identify their race; although Faulkner usually identifies black characters with the adjective "negro," and the sewing women are not identified as such, he is not consistent in this practice, and the majority of domestic workers in his fictional world are black.

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