Northwest Road|Jefferson to Memphis in "Retreat" (Location)

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Road from Jefferson to Memphis
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Event
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Faulkner map
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1078
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677
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There are two Yoknapatawpha roads that Granny could have taken from Jefferson to Memphis. Given the fact that Ringo says "Good-by" to the Sartoris plantation as they take the road into town (20), it seems most likely that Faulkner imagined that Granny's party took the other road from Jefferson northwest to Memphis. Much of the action of "Retreat" takes place along this road, outside Yoknapatawpha, so we imagine it continues in a generally northwesterly direction beyond the county line. When Rosa and John Sartoris meet outside the gate at Sartoris at the end of the story, she is "coming up the road from Jefferson" (32), and so could be returning along this same route while John has ridden south along the other road.

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Site of Event
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Continuous

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