Confessions of a Failed Southern Lady Characters

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Florence King

Florence King is the narrator, author, and main character of "Confessions of a Failed Southern Lady." After Florence is born, Granny attempts to train Florence to become a lady while Herb educates her. When the family takes a vacation to Colonial Beach, Evelyn causes a scene by claiming her womb is falling out, but Florence is relieved when Herb tells her she does not have to be like Evelyn when she grows up. Florence is promoted to Kindergarten A because she is too advanced for Kindergarten B which worries Granny because ladies should not be too bright. Granny and Jensy force Florence to accompany them on their temporal acts of mercy, visiting the sick and such.

Herb tells Mama, Granny, and Florence that it is impossible for an American woman to be feminine because they have no defining goddesses. After being threatened by Harriet Mudd when she...

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