Tennie's Jim

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Tennie's Jim
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Tennie's Jim
AKA: 
Jimbo
James Beauchamp
Race: 
Black
Gender: 
Male
Class: 
Free Black
Rank: 
Minor
Vitality: 
Alive
Occupation: 
Domestic Service
Origin: 
Yoknapatawpha
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Tennie's Jim appears to be a slightly altered version of Jimbo from "The Old People." In "The Bear," he is a hunter who "knew the woods and what ran them." Faulkner is clear, however, to distinguish him racially from the white hunters (293). He thus belongs to the group of attendants who aid the white hunters. He assists the camp's cook, old Uncle Ash, with his role limited to "pour[ing] whisky from the demijohn into the tin dipper" of the "Brunswick stew" (287), and later to tending the "fire and to pass[ing] the bottle from one glass to another" (293).

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