Unnamed Jefferson Townsmen 1

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Unnamed Jefferson Townsmen 1
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The "sitting and lounging men" on the town Square appear in "Dry September" twice (175). The first time sums up the way they "do not even follow [Minnie Cooper] with their eyes any more," after she passes a certain age (175). The second time is when Minnie and her friends go to the movie while the lynching is occurring outside town, after the town has heard about the reported assault on her: "even the young men lounging in the doorway tipped their hats and follow with their eyes the motion of her hips and legs" (181).

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