Old Frenchman, Family of

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Grenier Family
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The Frenchman's Bend planter who appears in The Hamlet is elsewhere identified as Louis Grenier. His family is distinguished by the way it has disappeared completely in the years after the South lost the Civil War: "he was gone now, . . . the Frenchman, with his family" (4). In one scene late in the novel the life of the white ladies and gentlemen on the old plantation is conjured up, but there too the novel notes that "there is nothing to show of that now" (373). (In two other fictions, however, one member of the family lives and dies in 20th century Yoknapatawpha, though under a different name: Lonnie Grinnup.)

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