Unnamed White People

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Unnamed White People
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Unnamed White People
Race: 
White
Gender: 
Multi Gender Group
Class: 
Middle Class
Rank: 
Minor
Vitality: 
Alive
Biography: 

Most of the time if Faulkner's narrative does not specify someone's race, they are white, and the majority of the characters in Light in August are white too. But this icon refers specifically to the people in Jefferson who live in the neighborhood next to Freedman Town, a black district. As Christmas walks in the evening "between the houses of [these] white people," looking at them playing cards on their porches or sitting on their lawns, his thoughts reveal that their privileged middle-class peace was "all [Christmas] wanted" (115).

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Group

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