Sheriff's Deputy

Display Name: 
Sheriff's Deputy
Sort Name: 
Unnamed Sheriff's Deputy
Race: 
White
Gender: 
Male
Class: 
Middle Class
Rank: 
Major
Vitality: 
Alive
Occupation: 
Administrative
Specific Job: 
Sheriff's Deputy
Real?: 
No
Other Texts: 
Biography: 

This unnamed deputy recounts the entire second half of “Pantaloon,” but much of the language used to characterize him serves to undermine his authority. He is “spent” and “a little hysterical too” after the manhunt for Rider (252), and his wife declines to serve as a rapt audience for his storytelling. Instead, she offers the narrative’s only portrait of the deputy sheriff: “You sheriffs! Sitting around that courthouse all day long talking. It’s no wonder two or three men can walk in and take prisoners out from under your noses. They would take your chairs and desks and window sills too if you ever got your backsides and feet off of them that long” (252).

Note: 
police, law, justice, cross-racial narration, narrative framing, characters known for talking
Individual or Group: 
Individual
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