Unnamed Jefferson Townspeople 13

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One of the narrative devices that Faulkner regularly deploys is using the larger population of Jefferson as a kind of chorus to provide commentary on the characters or events of a specific story. In each case it seems fair to say that the "townspeople" he uses this way are implicitly the white people, but it seems more accurate to create a separate "Character=Jefferson Townspeople" for each text in which the device occurs. In "Lion" the people back in Jefferson who are "getting ready to wake up in comfort and security" (192) are on Quentin's mind as he keeps his hunter's stand in the bayou, twenty miles from town,

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