Blow-down in "The Bear" in "The Bear" (Location)

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Blowdown
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This is the spot where the boy hunter sees the bear for the second time. A dictionary defines "blowdown" as "a tree or trees that have been blown down by the wind"; Faulkner's narrative describes the spot as a "corridor where a tornado had swept" consisting of a "tangle of trunks and branches" (291). Faulkner's description of this "corridor" of natural devastation, through which the bear "rush[es] through rather than over" (291), is comparable to the earlier description of the bear's "corridor of wreckage and destruction" that started before the boy was born (281).

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Site of Event
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