Ditch in That Evening Sun in "That Evening Sun" (Location)

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Ditch
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The ditch between the Compson property and Nancy's cabin plays a major role in the story. When the Compson children are sent to fetch Nancy, they always stop at it, "because father told us to not have anything to do with Jesus" (290). Nancy tells both Dilsey and Mr. Compson that she can feel Jesus "laying yonder in the ditch," waiting to attack her (297). Quentin describes it at the end of the story, as Mr. Compson takes his children home from the cabin: "We went down into the ditch. I looked at it, quiet. I couldn't see much where the moonlight and the shadows tangled" (309).

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Site of Event
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