Unnamed Two Local Suitors

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These are the two young men, among the larger group of young men in The Hamlet who court Eula Varner, who flee when it is discovered that she is pregnant. The narrative confers on them a particularly Faulknerian - which is to say, negatively defined - distinction: "By fleeing too [along with McCarron, who actually had sex with Eula], they put in a final and despairing bid for . . . the glorious shame of the ruin they did not do" (156).

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