Tulls' Farm in As I Lay Dying (Location)

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Tull's Farm
Type: 
Farm
Authority : 
Faulkner map
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1800
Y: 
1570
Description: 

On the map of the county that Faulkner himself drew in 1936, Tull's farm is located north of the Yoknapatawpha River, and northeast of Frenchman's Bend, but there is no question that for As I Lay Dying he exercised his creator's prerogative to move it to where he wanted it, to serve the needs of this story. It lies along the southern bank of the river, and is connected to Frenchman's Bend by a bridge referred to as "Tull's bridge" - until the bridge was submerged by the flood, so that the Bundrens take their wagon across a ford that is also identified with Tull. Tull's farm features a house, a barn that Cash is planning to repair, a lot, and a cotton field that Tull is working in when the Bundrens pass by on the main road. Adjacent to the road, "Tull's lane" runs past the farm to the bridge that has gone out.

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Site of Event
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Continuous
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