White Men of Yoknapatawpha

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White Men of Yoknapatawpha
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Unnamed White Men of Yoknapatawpha
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White
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Minor
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Alive
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This icon represents the men who work with John Sartoris to resist any effort to give voting rights to the recently emancipated slaves. According to Bayard, "all the men in the county" and "all the other men in Jefferson" (69, 58) assemble in the town square "with pistols in their pockets" (69) to prevent black men from voting, and ride out afterwards with John and Drusilla to cast their own votes in the election at the Sartoris place. There are "about a hundred" of them, which clearly makes that word "all" an overstatement (72), but it is also worth noting that whenever Bayard says "all the men in town" (68), he means all the white men.

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