Gowan and Temple's House in Requiem for a Nun (Location)

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Gowan and Temple's House
Type: 
House
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Context (text, as interpreted)
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1355
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734
Description: 

Much of the play takes place in the Jefferson apartment house where Gowan and Temple live. Faulkner's stage direction describes it as "an old house, an ante-bellum house," that has been cut up into apartments and "modernized"; the living room where Act I, Scene II, occurs is "smart, modern, up-to-date," but also expressing "the air of another time" (41). Later, however, the text says "the Gowan Stevenses" live in "a new bungalow on the right [i.e. fashionable] street" (124). Scene II in Act II is set in "Temple's private apartment," with "a private entrance . . . from outdoors" (136).

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Site of Event
Status: 
Continuous

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