Simon

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Simon
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Simon
AKA: 
Simon Struther
Race: 
Black
Gender: 
Male
Class: 
Free Black
Rank: 
Minor
Vitality: 
Alive
Occupation: 
Domestic Service
Biography: 

Simon is Joby's son and Ringo's father. A slave when the novel begins, he is John Sartoris' body servant during the war and wears a "Confederate private's coat" when he returns from the war (241). Despite Emancipation, he returns to the Sartoris' plantation, either out of loyalty to the Sartorises or to be with his own family or both. He seems grief-stricken by John Sartoris' death, which suggests that their relationship, despite the imbalance of power between slave and enslaver, may have been complex.

Individual or Group: 
Individual
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