Spring on Sartoris Plantation in Flags in the Dust (Location)

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Spring
Type: 
Event
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Context (text, as interpreted)
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1120
Y: 
500
Description: 

This spring "that flows from the roots of a beech" in the woods behind the Sartoris plantation is where, after the Union troop chases Colonel John away, his son Bayard has an epiphany. While the sound of the soldiers' horses grows fainter and the "final light of the day" shines on his face, Bayard looks at his reflection in the spring and sees, "staring back at him for a sudden moment, a skull" (91). It could be a premonition of his death, or of the much more imminent 'death' of the Confederacy and the Old South - or both.

Role: 
Site of Event
Status: 
Continuous
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Spring

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