Unnamed Maid in Memphis

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In The Sound and the Fury this woman is mentioned by Jason when he remembers the last time he saw Lorraine in Memphis. He gives "the maid" five dollars (194). It is likely that Lorraine herself is a prostitute, and that the maid works for the brothel, not Lorraine personally. And while Jason does not specifically say the maid is black, based on the other maids in and out of brothels in Faulkner's world it is safe to assume she is.