Sanctuary, 3 (Event)

Sanctuary, 3 (Event)

Sanctuary, 3 (Event)

Unnamed Bootlegger(1)

The man who drives the truck carrying the moonshine that Lee Goodwin makes from Frenchman's Bend to Memphis complains about having to wait for Horace, to whom he is giving a ride to Jefferson. "I got a woman waiting for me," he says (21).

Unnamed Suitors of Little Belle

Horace refers to the various young men who have been calling on his step-daughter Little Belle as "Louis or Paul or Whoever" (13). Horace seems to believe there have been many such suitors, "alert and a little impatient," sharing the hammock in the grape arbor with her in ways he finds very disconcerting (13-14), but Horace's ideas about Belle's sexuality are hardly reliable.

Unnamed People of Frenchman's Bend

When the narrator first introduces the Old Frenchman's ruined mansion house, he identifies "the people of the neighborhood" around it as the ones who have been using its lumber for firewood and despoiling its grounds by digging for treasure (8).

Mrs. Beard

A "comfortable woman, with red arms and untidy grayish hair," Mrs. Beard runs the boarding house in Jefferson where Byron Bunch lives (84).

Calvin Burden II

He is Joanna Burden's half-brother, "dark like [their] father's mother's people and like his mother" (248). He and his grandfather, Calvin Burden I, are murdered in the middle of Jefferson by Colonel Sartoris in 1874 "over a question of negro votes in a state election" (47).

Colonel John Sartoris

An important patriarch in Faulkner's Yoknapatawpha fiction, Colonel Sartoris is the ex-slaveholder and Confederate soldier who kills Joanna Burden's grandfather Calvin Burden I and her brother Calvin Burden II on the Jefferson square in 1874 "over a question of negro votes in a state election" (47).

Calvin Burden I

Tenth child of a Unitarian minister in New England, Calvin I hopes to teach his children "'to hate two things . . . hell and slaveholders'" (243). He loses one of his arms fighting against slavery as "a member of a troop of partisan guerilla horse" in 1861 (244). Then, during Reconstruction, he moves with his son to Yoknapatawpha with the goal of advocating for the rights of freedmen. There he is killed by Colonel John Sartoris, an event Faulkner had previously described in Flags in the Dust (and would describe again in The Unvanquished).


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