Frenchman's Bend in The Mansion (Location)

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Beat Two
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Event
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Yoknapatawpha, like real Mississippi counties, is divided into administrative districts called "beats." In all the rest of Faulkner's fictions, the highest number assigned any beat in Yoknapatawpha is five, but in The Mansion there are nine. Beat Two comprises the entirety of Frenchman's Bend, which Ratliff describes as "Varner's own private Beat" (326), since the landowner controls not only the finances of this area, but also all the officials who serve there.

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Site of Event
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Continuous

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