Unnamed Peeping Tom

Character Key Number: 
1755
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Unnamed Peeping Tom
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Unnamed Peeping Tom
Ever Present in Yoknapatawpha?: 
Yes
Biography: 

At some point in the past Minnie Cooper has what a man in the barber shop calls a "man scare" while she is undressing for bed and reportedly sees this "man on the kitchen roof" (171). Although he may have actually existed, the context suggests that the man recounting this event believes she made him up. We have labeled him "white" because from the larger story it seems clear that if the reported voyeur had been identified as "black," the white men of the town would have had to punish someone.

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