Courthouse Square in "Shall Not Perish" (Location)

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Courthouse Square
Type: 
Courthouse
Authority : 
Faulkner map
X: 
1290
Y: 
819
Description: 

Courthouse Square is the physical and symbolic center of both Jefferson and Yoknapatawpha. We use it as the generic location for sites in the town that cannot be located more specifically. Here, for example, it represents the place where Mrs. Grier's grandfather enlisted in the Confederate army, an action that the text does not identify with any particular location, and the place where Solon Quick's bus drops her and her son off, which the text refers to simply as the spot "where the concrete streets began" (106).

Role: 
Site of Event
Status: 
Continuous
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