Unnamed Country Women

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Unnamed Country Women
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Unnamed Hillwomen from Frenchman's Bend
Race: 
White
Gender: 
Female
Class: 
Poor White
Rank: 
Peripheral
Vitality: 
Alive
Origin: 
Yoknapatawpha
Biography: 

The anonymous hillman who moves into Jefferson and builds the house Belle Mitchell lives in came to town with his unnamed and unenumerated "women-folks" (24). In their new lives these women obviously attempt to live like "ladies": they spend the mornings sitting on the veranda and the afternoons riding about wearing "colored silks." But after two years, they return to Frenchman's Bend and, the narrator speculates, their original "poor white" identities.

Individual or Group: 
Group
1951

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