Compson Place: Back Yard in The Sound and the Fury (Location)

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Back Yard
Type: 
YoknapatawphaInset
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Text (when unambiguous)
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1198
Description: 

The back of the Compson property contains many of the features of the original plantation, such as the remains of an orchard that Benjy refers to as the "thick trees" (46) and the aristocratic lawn swing, and parts of a working farm, such as the barn and pig pen. The ground immediately behind the house is described by the narrator as "bare," "as though from the soles of bare feet in generations" (266). Benjy seems to spend most of his time in - or confined to - this back area, especially along the fence that separates the property from the golf course. And for the purposes of our map, the "backyard" also includes the cellar, where T.P. finds the champagne at Caddy's wedding and where Luster tries to make music from a saw on Easter morning.

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Site of Event
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Continuous
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