Five miles outside Frenchman's Bend in The Hamlet (Location)

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The Jefferson High Road
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Event
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Context (text, as interpreted)
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1515
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1260
Description: 

What the narrative calls "the Jefferson highroad" (390) is one of Yoknapatawpha's major arteries, though it is unpaved: the 20-mile road that connects the town of Jefferson with the hamlet of Frenchman's Bend. This icon represents the spot where Ratliff, driving his team toward the Bend at the end of Book Two, has his epiphany about the "waste" of Eula Varner's mythic beauty. It is September, and alongside the road "the cotton was open and spilling into the fields"; the "pickers" are seen "in stooping attitudes," "fixed amid the constant surf of bursting boils like piles in surf" (165).

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Site of Event
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Continuous

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