Mottstown in The Sound and the Fury (Location)

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Mottson
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Event
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Faulkner usually refers to the town this novel calls "Mottson" as "Mottstown." It is not in Yoknapatawpha, but the next town to the south. Because it is also the next town on the itinerary of the show that was in Jefferson, Jason drives there hoping to catch up to his niece and the money she took. Looking down on it from the last hill on his drive, Jason sees "roofs, a spire or two above trees" (308). After a disastrous attempt to find Miss Quentin at the town's train yard, he drives downtown, where the drugstore is closed on Easter Sunday

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