Jefferson General Compson's|Mr. Compson's Office in Absalom, Absalom! (Location)

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General Compson's Office
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Office/store
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Context (text, as interpreted)
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1320
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837
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On different occasions, Sutpen and Judith both visit General Compson in his office in town. Compson appears in the novel in the roles of cotton planter and Confederate officer, but not in any role that would require an office in town, so we have to speculate about both the exact location and the purpose of this office. In The Sound and the Fury his son is a lawyer, so that might be the General's other occupation; it would explain why the office is near the courthouse (163), and why Judith seeks his help in the courtroom.

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Site of Event
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Continuous

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