Unnamed Federal Agent

Display Name: 
Unnamed Federal Agent
Sort Name: 
Unnamed Federal Agent
Race: 
White
Gender: 
Male
Class: 
Middle Class
Rank: 
Major
Vitality: 
Alive
Occupation: 
Administrative
Specific Job: 
Federal Investigator
Origin: 
The North
Biography: 

The F.B.I. did not begin investigating bank robberies until the Depression, a decade after the Sartoris bank was robbed. But Faulkner is almost certainly thinking of the Bureau when he has Narcissa identify the man with whom she has sex as "a Federal agent" who came into possession of the letters she is anxious to get back while pursuing "the man who had robbed the bank" (740). The narrative describes him as "bald" and "youngish" with "a clever face"; Miss Jenny labels him a "Jew" and a "Yankee" (736), and refuses to sit at the dinner table with him.

Ethnicity: 
Jewish
Individual or Group: 
Individual

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