The West in "Hand upon the Waters" (Location)

Location Key: 
Display Label: 
The West
Type: 
OutOfYoknapatawpha
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Context (text, as interpreted)
Other Texts Location Appears In: 
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2190
Y: 
904
Description: 

As a young man Tyler Ballenbaugh "went out West," where he is rumored to have won a lot of money "gambling at cards" (75). This location represents that generic "West" - a familiar place in America's cultural mythology: a land of the particular kind of opportunity implied by "violence," "gambling," and vast "sums" (75).

Role: 
Site of Event
Status: 
Continuous

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