Unnamed Lawyer 6

Character Key Number: 
Display Name: 
Unnamed Lawyer 6
Sort Name: 
Unnamed Lawyer 6
Ever Present in Yoknapatawpha?: 

Mink Snopes is defended by a court-appointed lawyer in all three volumes in the Snopes trilogy: The Hamlet, The Town and The Mansion. As the third novel puts it, he is "too young and eager" (47), though as the first one says, he "did what he could" to defend Mink: "talked himself frantic and at last voiceless before the grave impassivity of the jury which resembled a conclave of grown men self-delegated with the necessity . . . of listening to prattle of a licensed child" (368). The Mansion, however, adds that after the trial the lawyer, horrified by Mink's insanity, tries to convince the system to send him to an asylum instead of prison; he is not successful at that, either.