Unnamed Woman in Red Dress

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Unnamed Woman in Red Dress
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Unnamed Woman in Red Dress
Race: 
White
Gender: 
Female
Class: 
Lower Class
Rank: 
Secondary
Vitality: 
Alive
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Among the people attending Red's funeral, this "woman in a red dress" deserves to be singled out. She plays a role that recurs in Faulkner's fiction: the agent of chaos. Just as the crowd "grows quiet" listening to the orchestra play a hymn, she enters "unsteadily"; her first word is "Whoopee" (245). Later, her demand that Joe "get that damn stiff out of here and open the [crap] game," accompanied by "a burst of filthy language" (248), sets off the violence that brings the funeral literally crashing to an end.

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