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

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Branch
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YoknapatawphaInset
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1850
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Description: 

What the Compsons refer to as "the branch" is a small creek that runs alongside their property. As children they played in it. It is where Caddy got her "drawers" (underwear) muddy in 1898, and where she returns a dozen years later after having sex for the first time. It is also where, in 1928, an unspecified number of black women who do washing for the white people of Jefferson go for water to clean the clothes.

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Site of Event
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Continuous
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