Texas in The Hamlet (Location)

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Texas
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OutOfYoknapatawpha
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2288
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1025
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Texas is referred to at several different points in the novel. For example, Jack Houston works in El Paso as a locomotive fireman for several years; he lives there with a woman he met in "a Galveston brothel" (234). Texas also appears as the place where people in Yoknapatawpha can go to run away from trouble. When Eula Varner gets pregnant, her three main suitors disappear; according to her father: "them damn tomcats are half way to Texas now" (160). And after her marriage to Flem Snopes is arranged, the newlyweds also go to Texas for about a year, to cover up the birthdate of her illegitimate child. In addition, the spotted horses come from Texas, bringing something of the untamed frontier with them.

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