Unnamed Jailer 1

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The jailer in "That Evening Sun" is characterized only by his actions. He cuts Nancy down when she tries to hang herself in jail and then beats her. (According to the "Corrected Texts" that Noel Polk edited for Vintage International, Faulkner spelled "jailer" with an 'e' in "That Evening Sun," "An Error in Chemistry" and Intruder in the Dust with an 'o' in "Monk," Requiem for a Nun and The Reivers. "Jailer" is more standard in American usage, so we use that spelling for all six CharacterKey entries, but preserve "jailor" in the individual Character entries for the second pair of texts.)

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