Mrs. Compson's class status is displayed here when Bayard writes that she "and some of them" tried to have Rosa Millard's funeral presided over by "a big preacher from Memphis or somewhere" - "them" referring to the "Jefferson people" with social standing and "big" connections (156). But her compassionate side is displayed after the funeral, when she asks both Bayard and Ringo "to come home and live with her until Father came back" (158). The boys choose instead to seek vengeance for Rosa, so readers will never know how the enslaved Ringo would have lived at the Compson house.

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