Unnamed Jail Prisoners

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Unnamed Jail Prisoners
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Unnamed Jail Prisoners
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Lower Class
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Minor
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Alive
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Monk tries to "make a speech" before several unnamed prisoners when he first arrives at the county jail (42). Typically in the Yoknapatawpha fictions, the men who are jailed together are black, but we can't determine the race of these "other prisoners" (42).

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CUT: Faulkner describes this attempt as an "opportunity to bridge the hitherto abyss bettween himself and the living world" (42). What fails to be communicated to the prisoners and everyone else, however, is Monk's total incompetence for trial. As the narrator puts it, "he should never have gone to the penitentiary at all" (41).
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