Townspeople

Display Name: 
Townspeople
Sort Name: 
Unnamed Townspeople
Race: 
White
Gender: 
Multi Gender Group
Class: 
MultiClass Group
Rank: 
Minor
Vitality: 
Alive
Biography: 

The narrative briefly describes the townspeople whom Cotton sees while being driven to jail as "children" who are wearing "small bright garments" and playing, and "men and women" heading home at suppertime, "to plates of food and cups of coffee" (163). The detail that the yards in this neighborhood are "big [and] shady" implies that these people are white and at least fairly well-to-do. As townspeople they are implicitly contrasted with two other groups referred to in the last section of the story: the country people Cotton sees outside town and the black men he sees in the jail.

Individual or Group: 
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