Absalom, Absalom!, 181 (Event)

Page Number: 
181
Order within Page: 
2
First 8-10 words of event: 
He didn't remember if it was weeks or months
Page Event Ends: 
183
Era: 
Pre-Removal (-1830)
Narrative Status: 
Told
Date: 
Thursday, January 2, 1817 to Thursday, December 31, 1818
Summary: 

The journey through Virginia takes a long time. On the way, the father is repeatedly drunk, one of Sutpen's sisters gives birth, and Thomas sees his first Negro; when they reach the flat country, he "got it": he discovers the "difference" between races and classes (183). [SOURCE: Sutpen, Grandfather, Quentin]

Chronological Order: 
3.00
Indeterminate Date Range: 
Keywords: 
Journey, Discovery:Cultural, Class, Race, Drinking, Childbirth
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