Keywords

Term ID Vocabulary Parent Termsort ascending Description
4350 Themes and Motifs Character Self-reliance
1650 Aesthetics Narrative Self-Reflective
4297 Actions Emotional Self-pity
3825 Actions Violent Self-mutilation
2748 Actions Verbal Self-justifying
284 Cultural Issues Slavery Self-emancipation

For textual moments in which an enslaved person or group acts upon the desire to be free, as when Loosh or unnamed groups of slaves take advantage of the proximity of the Union Army to leave the Sartoris, Sutpen and other plantations where they were enslaved. Most examples of self-emancipation occur during the Civil War, but it also applies the way Thucydus earns the money to buy himself from the McCaslins. SR

1612 Actions Emotional Self-doubt
5252 Themes and Motifs Character Self-deception
1139 Aesthetics Narrative Self-correction

When the narrator corrects, or significantly qualifies, an immediately preceding statement or account. JW

1838 Actions Mental Self-consciousness
3972 Actions Emotional Self-consciousness
1409 Cultural Issues Race Self-abnegation
855 Cultural Issues Race Self emancipation
4814 Cultural Issues Slavery Segregation of space
1584 Cultural Issues Race Segregation
444 Cultural Issues (First level term) Segregation
4817 Cultural Issues Race Segregated space
2136 Actions Interaction, Private Seeking approval
936 Actions Perceptual Seeing
1276 Environment Place Seedy parts of town
2095 Aesthetics Figures of Speech Seed
2386 Actions Emotional Seduction
2355 Actions Interaction, Private Seducing
4938 Cultural Issues Crime Sedition
5358 Cultural Issues Religion Sect
2574 Actions Moral Secret

This is the action of keeping a secret or deciding whether or not to keep a secret. It is not necessarily good or bad, rather keeping a secret is a type of moral choice. Since, this is a singular secret and not a protracted secret, as for example Linda Snopes's parentage, this is placed under moral actions and not themes. JB

2383 Themes and Motifs Recurring Tropes Secret
3086 Relationships Marital Secrecy
573 Themes and Motifs Arrivals/Departures Secrecy

This term is for occasions when people leave a place in order to hide something from their neighbors, as when Flem and Eula go to Texas so that the birth of her illegitimate child can be kept secret from the population of Frenchman's Bend. SR

1920 Themes and Motifs Community Secrecy
1737 Cultural Issues Government Secrecy
1975 Aesthetics Narrative Second-person directed

Whenever the narrator of the text refers to "you" as a specific subject or auditor, as is the case with Lucius II referring to Lucius III in the Reivers. This is slightly more nuanced than storytelling, which is generic. Instead this is a narrative crafted with a particular auditor in mind.

2536 Themes and Motifs Objects Second-hand

These are items that get passed from person to person and re-purposed. Much of this happens in the Snopes family, but there are also other examples. JB

1316 Actions Physical Searching
2453 Themes and Motifs Recurring Tropes Searching
3592 Environment Natural Sea / Ocean
2354 Aesthetics Allusion, Historical Scythian
4161 Themes and Motifs Objects Scythe
2666 Aesthetics Figures of Speech Scythe
729 Themes and Motifs Art Sculpture
2223 Themes and Motifs Appearance Scruffiness
1344 Actions Verbal Screaming
3922 Actions Physical Screaming
3997 Actions Violent Scratching
2599 Aesthetics Figures of Speech Scratch
3896 Themes and Motifs Character Scoundrel
4930 Cultural Issues Ethnicity Scottish / Scots
1876 Aesthetics Allusion, Literary Scott, Walter
4912 Aesthetics Allusion, Geographical Scotland
857 Cultural Issues Ethnicity Scotch-Irish
1808 Cultural Issues War Scorched-earth policy

This refers specifically to the events describing the destruction of Southern plantations, cities, railroads, etc., by Union forces during the Civil War. Frequently the narratives associate these actions directly with "Sherman," a hated name in Faulkner's South.

2478 Actions Emotional Scolding
3105 Themes and Motifs Objects Scissors
2140 Aesthetics Figures of Speech Scientific

To be used for figures of speech drawn from science (for example, references to osmosis, astronomy, or Darwinian evolution) - CR

4995 Environment Place School, segregated
3756 Cultural Issues Education School year
5550 Cultural Issues Education School vs life
1289 Actions Play School recess
3557 Relationships Friendship School classmates
4650 Themes and Motifs Texts School book
3547 Environment Public School
5536 Themes and Motifs Money Scholarship
4112 Aesthetics Allusion, Historical Schiller, Friedrich
1359 Actions Economic Scheming
2282 Actions Moral Scheming

Any action that plots or plans to gain a material or social advantage over someone through immoral means. This is separate from economic scheming, which is often directly tied to a commercial situation. It is also not like deception, because the deception has not happened yet. The specific example is Boon "scheming" to take out the car, but there are other instances of characters ratiocinating or plotting to do so. JB

2601 Aesthetics Figures of Speech Scarecrow
4864 Cultural Issues Food Scarcity
2145 Themes and Motifs Body Scar
5475 Aesthetics Allusion, Geographical Scandanavia
1541 Themes and Motifs Recurring Tropes Scandal
2554 Actions Economic Scamming
1193 Actions Work Sawmilling
1198 Environment Place Sawmill
1960 Environment Auditory Sawing
2761 Actions Physical Sawing
4516 Themes and Motifs Objects Saw
4068 Cultural Issues Economy Savings
4521 Actions Economic Saving money
5289 Themes and Motifs Money Saving
4849 Cultural Issues Cultural Identity Savagism
4415 Environment Time of Day Saturday night
5132 Environment Time of Day Saturday morning
1757 Environment Time of Year Saturday
1281 Actions Emotional Satisfaction
5086 Aesthetics Language Satire
3716 Cultural Issues Ritual Sati or suttee
4318 Themes and Motifs Objects Satchel
2352 Aesthetics Allusion, Biblical Satan
2834 Aesthetics Allusion, Geographical Saskatchewan
5044 Aesthetics Recurring Episodes Sartoris raises regiment
5078 Aesthetics Recurring Episodes Sartoris escapes Yankees
5045 Aesthetics Recurring Episodes Sartoris deposed
5026 Aesthetics Recurring Episodes Sartoris captures Yankees
5040 Aesthetics Recurring Episodes Sartoris builds railroad
1361 Aesthetics Tone Sarcastic
2573 Aesthetics Allusion, Mythical Santa Claus

I'm assuming the group of people who both read Faulkner and believe in Santa Claus is relatively small, so saying he is mythical is not a spoiler. JB

2895 Aesthetics Allusion, Historical Sande, Earl
4144 Environment Natural Sand
5359 Aesthetics Allusion, Geographical San Diego, California
4546 Aesthetics Allusion, Biblical Samson

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