France/WW I


Virginia Battleground

Frenchman's Bend

Courthouse Square

Seconding Dotty's suggestion for group feedback and discussion


Hi all --

In addition to the questions that Dotty mentions below, I heard from Steve Knepper, who asks if we should set up a category for capturing "point-of-view" as part of a character's data, or maybe an event's data -- i.e. Barn Burning is narrated, in third person, but consistently from Sarty's point of view. I could see this becoming very important with something like As I Lay Dying, where same events are re-narrated from different points of view.

What defines a Location?


Hello everyone,

Jefferson Railroad Station in Flags in the Dust (Location)

The station lies at the base of "the plateau on which the town proper had been built" (160).

Jefferson Cemetery in Flags in the Dust (Location)

There are quite a few burial places in Yoknapatawpha, but this one, reached by driving up "a narrow lane" at "the edge of town" (396), seems to be the main one in Yoknapatawpha. It is segregated. In the "whitefolks' section" lie the Sartorises (397). The graves of Colonel John, Old Bayard, Young Bayard and his twin brother John are specifically mentioned. Simon Struthers' grave is "the negro ground" (397).

Negro Cabin in Flags in Flags in the Dust (Location)

"The house was a cabin," writes the narrator as Bayard approaches this location (360). That means Negroes live there, in this case a husband, wife and three children whose names are never given. It is further from Jefferson than the MacCallum place, on the road but in a very isolated part of the country, but how much further is not specified. Bayard spends Christmas Eve in the hayloft of the barn, and in the morning has breakfast and Christmas dinner with the family in the cabin before the man takes him eight miles further to the next town.


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