Unnamed Jefferson Ladies

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Unnamed Jefferson Ladies
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According to Bayard, "all the ladies in Jefferson" travel out to the Sartoris plantation on several occasions (187): to confront Drusilla for her unlady-like behavior and to attend the wedding that will ceremonialize her return to their fold. The first time they appear, there are "fourteen of them," though that total includes Martha Habersham (194). They all seem both curious and outraged by what they see. The narrative juxtaposes the mission of these ladies to the work John Sartoris and their husbands are doing "back in Jefferson" to preserve their white male power (194).

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