Flem Snopes' Grandmother

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Snopes, Grandmother of Flem
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In The Hamlet Mink Snopes tells Ratliff that "our grandma left us all three ten dollars a piece" (84). The three Snopeses here are Mink himself, Flem and Isaac. This earlier generation of the Snopes family is never clearly brought into focus, but since we know that Flem has more than two 'cousins,' the implication of this bequest is that his grandfather - Ab's father, who is not mentioned in this novel - married twice, and that this grandmother is one of his two wives. (This inference is supported by what Mink says about his Snopes grandfather in the later novel The Mansion.)

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