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

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Burgess House
Type: 
YoknapatawphaInset
Authority : 
Speculation
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1434
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1143
Description: 

It's not certain that the Burgess family lives so close to the Compson property, but when Jason thinks about what happened to Benjy the time he got outside the gate and tried "to say" something to the Burgess girl as she walked past on her way home from school (53), he notes that "her own father [was] looking at" Benjy when he did that (263). If Mr. Burgess was in his own yard at the time, then the "fence picket" with which he knocks Benjy out would have been pulled from his own fence (263).

Role: 
Only Mentioned in Text
Status: 
Continuous
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