Virgil Beard

Display Name: 
Virgil Beard
Sort Name: 
Beard, Virgil
Race: 
White
Gender: 
Male
Class: 
Lower Class
Rank: 
Secondary
Vitality: 
Alive
Date of Birth: 
Tuesday, January 1, 1907 to Friday, December 31, 1909
Origin: 
Yoknapatawpha
Biography: 

A "pale, quiet boy of twelve or so" (104), Virgil is the son of the people who own the boarding house where Byron Snopes lives. To disguise his handwriting in the letters he sends Narcissa, Byron gets Virgil to write them by promising to buy him an air rifle. Despite Snopes' attempts to dodge that promise, Virgil is shrewd enough to make sure that he gets his gun -- and uses it to kill a mockingbird.

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