Africa in The Hamlet (Location)

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African Vale
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OutOfYoknapatawpha
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2514
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1370
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The Hamlet travels to Africa for a way to describe how Ratliff feels when he arrives in Columbia, Tennessee, and discovers that it is an untouched market for selling his sewing machines: his joy is compared to the feelings of "the first white hunter blundering into the idyllic solitude of a virgin African vale teeming with ivory" (61). It seems worth noting that this is one of the few times Faulkner's imagination visits Africa, and also that in this imagined event no Africans are anywhere in sight.

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Only Mentioned in Text
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Continuous

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