Compson Place: Dilsey's Cabin in The Sound and the Fury (Location)

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Dilsey's Cabin
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X: 
1736
Y: 
1290
Description: 

Dilsey and her family live in what is almost certainly a former slave cabin behind the Compsons' big house. The ground in front of the cabin is "bare," and it is "shaded" by three mulberry trees (266). Benjy, who occasionally sleeps there and likes the way it smells, refers to it as "Dilsey's house" (33), and at other points as "T.P.'s house" and "Versh's house."

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Site of Event
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Continuous
Types: 
Negro-occupied Cabin

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