Unnamed Narrator

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Unnamed Narrator
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Unnamed Narrator
Race: 
White
Gender: 
Male
Class: 
Lower Class
Rank: 
Major
Vitality: 
Alive
Occupation: 
Sales and Service
Specific Job: 
Traveling Salesman
Narrator: 
First Person
Biography: 

The narrator never gives us his name, but we do know he has a daughter and that he's from a town that's similar to the "North Mississippi and Alabama" (137) towns he visits as a salesman. After leaving his position as a book keeper for a bank, he took to the road selling a "line of work shirts and overalls" (137). He is curious about people, and what little he reveals about his opinions of their behavior suggests misogynistic thinking: "all women are born with the badness in them" (133). He gives quite a bit of detail about Hawkshaw's life, but makes no corresponding effort to fill in the gaps in the narrative of Susan Reed's life.

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