South Carolina (Location Key)


In The Sound and the Fury, Spoade is from South Carolina. In addition to the fact that according to Quentin he has "five names, including that of a present English ducal house" (91-92), his geographic heritage helps explain why Gerald Bland's mother feels obliged to associate her and her son with him. Apparently "South Carolina" could confer a kind of prestige on its sons, no matter where else they went - which may help explain why in the other fictions so many of the first families of Yoknapatawpha, like the Sartorises and the McCaslins, are from 'Carolina' - which has its own entry in the index. See also the entry for Charleston in this index.

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