Term ID Vocabulary Parentsort ascending Term Description
5060 Aesthetics Recurring Episodes Flem and Eula marry
5215 Aesthetics Recurring Episodes Flem reaches Jefferson
5054 Aesthetics Recurring Episodes General Compson's military record
5210 Aesthetics Recurring Episodes Harriss' death
5068 Aesthetics Recurring Episodes Henry kills Bon
5070 Aesthetics Recurring Episodes Houston murdered
5075 Aesthetics Recurring Episodes Ikkemotubbe becomes "Doom"
5043 Aesthetics Recurring Episodes Indian removal
5059 Aesthetics Recurring Episodes Jefferson's first car
5027 Aesthetics Recurring Episodes Jenny arrives
5030 Aesthetics Recurring Episodes Johnny Sartoris shot down
5061 Aesthetics Recurring Episodes Looking upon evil
5212 Aesthetics Recurring Episodes Mannie Hait cashes check
5211 Aesthetics Recurring Episodes Mannie's death
5072 Aesthetics Recurring Episodes McCarron ambushed
5035 Aesthetics Recurring Episodes Miss Quentin runs away
5051 Aesthetics Recurring Episodes Nancy confronts white man
5217 Aesthetics Recurring Episodes Narcissa marries Bayard
5033 Aesthetics Recurring Episodes Narcissa's anonymous letters
5025 Aesthetics Recurring Episodes Negro voting
5024 Aesthetics Recurring Episodes Old Bayard's death
5041 Aesthetics Recurring Episodes Old Frenchman's arrival
5220 Aesthetics Recurring Episodes Plantation to housing development
5067 Aesthetics Recurring Episodes Popeye's execution
5076 Aesthetics Recurring Episodes Quentin's suicide
2245 Aesthetics Recurring Episodes Recurring event, intertextual

When Faulkner in one text refers to or re-writes an event that also occurs in other text(s), for example the account of Miss Quentin climbing down the pear tree (in The Sound and the Fury) or the rain pipe (as the same event has it in the "Appendix" and The Mansion. SR

2244 Aesthetics Recurring Episodes Recurring event, intratextual

When Faulkner refers to or re-writes an event more than once inside a single text, for example the four references to Caddy's muddy drawers in Benjy and Quentin's sections of The Sound and the Fury. SR

5050 Aesthetics Recurring Episodes Rider in jail
5049 Aesthetics Recurring Episodes Ringo whips Ab
5040 Aesthetics Recurring Episodes Sartoris builds railroad
5026 Aesthetics Recurring Episodes Sartoris captures Yankees
5045 Aesthetics Recurring Episodes Sartoris deposed
5078 Aesthetics Recurring Episodes Sartoris escapes Yankees
5044 Aesthetics Recurring Episodes Sartoris raises regiment
5057 Aesthetics Recurring Episodes Sutpen rejects KKK
5052 Aesthetics Recurring Episodes Sutpen's arrival
5064 Aesthetics Recurring Episodes Temple at Goodwin's
5065 Aesthetics Recurring Episodes Temple at Reba's
5062 Aesthetics Recurring Episodes Temple leaves train
5066 Aesthetics Recurring Episodes Temple testifying
5037 Aesthetics Recurring Episodes Texas horses auctioned
5665 Aesthetics Recurring Episodes Tommy's murder
5219 Aesthetics Recurring Episodes Trying to kill Gualdres
5631 Aesthetics Recurring Episodes Wash charges posse
5630 Aesthetics Recurring Episodes Wash kills Sutpen
5206 Aesthetics Recurring Episodes Will Mayes lynched
5032 Aesthetics Recurring Episodes Young Bayard's death
5372 Cultural Issues Race Aryan
5012 Cultural Issues Race Aunt as term for black woman
4816 Cultural Issues Race Behaving "white"
4636 Cultural Issues Race Behaving/becoming "black"

This tag is used when a white character's appearance or behavior is associated with "blackness." Examples: when Jason Compson says in The Sound and the Fury that Miss Quentin's promiscuous behavior means she is "acting like a nigger" (181) or when Vardaman Bundren notes how his brother Cash's injured foot and his brother Jewel's burned back are turning black, "like a nigger's foot" or back (224). The trope isn't simply descriptive: it implies a loss of status, a threat to one's racial identity.

5418 Cultural Issues Race Black body

Whenever a Black body is described or there is a touch between a White body and Black body. For example, the unnamed narrator describing Job's body in "Uncle Willy": "he felt like a handful of scrawny dried sticks" (246).

2948 Cultural Issues Race Black family working for white
5413 Cultural Issues Race Black foresight

Any time a black character appears to have a premonition or intuition about how events will play out. I'm thinking her of Job in "Uncle Willy" who melancholically tags along even though he knows things will end badly. The same could be said for any number of Black servants who are forced to entertain their master's fancies. Dilsey is another example. JB

3116 Cultural Issues Race Black incarceration
996 Cultural Issues Race Black property ownership
1500 Cultural Issues Race Black stereotype
826 Cultural Issues Race Chickasaw
1513 Cultural Issues Race Clothes
3524 Cultural Issues Race Colored people as acceptable terminology
1853 Cultural Issues Race Colorism
3669 Cultural Issues Race Disenfranchisement
1446 Cultural Issues Race Division
5302 Cultural Issues Race Economic basis of racism
2716 Cultural Issues Race Equal rights
783 Cultural Issues Race Etiquette
2899 Cultural Issues Race Friendly interaction

Any time in the text during which different races meet in the same space and have a friendly, uncharged interaction. The specific example is the horse race in The Reivers.

2042 Cultural Issues Race Genealogy

Any time a character's possible racial ancestries is germane to the text. J. Burgers

615 Cultural Issues Race Hierarchical
1346 Cultural Issues Race Imaginary Negro men
5415 Cultural Issues Race Indistinguishable

Whenever a white and black character cannot be distinguished from one another, or when a white character looks black and vice versa. I'm thinking here of Uncle Willy and Secretary in the plane in "Uncle Willy", "Uncle Willy and Secretary side by side and looking exactly alike, I don't mean in the face but exactly alike two tines of a garden fork look exactly alike before they chop into the ground" (244). JB

4167 Cultural Issues Race Inequalities

Created to capture the pervasive patterns of difference caused by race - specifically, that the white hunters in "Race at Morning" carry good guns while Simon carries an old "britchloader slung on a piece of plow line" (298). Could also be used to capture what Bayard calls the "arrangements" between him and Ringo, etc. SR

1802 Cultural Issues Race Integration
4590 Cultural Issues Race Inverting a stereotype
5312 Cultural Issues Race Jewish

This is listed under cultural identity and ethnic identity, but in "Death Drag" it is very clear that this is a racial difference. The text states, "When he came up the spectators saw that he, like the limping man, was also a Jew. That is, they knew at once that two of the strangers were of a different race from themselves, without being able to say what the difference was" (188). Not sure if it makes to consolidate with the other forms of identifying Jewishness. JHB

2640 Cultural Issues Race Ku Klux Klan
546 Cultural Issues Race Law
5459 Cultural Issues Race Loyal blacks
751 Cultural Issues Race Masquerade

I created "Masquerade" to address Lucas’s dissimulation with Roth Edmonds, the inscrutability of his racial performance. JW

1587 Cultural Issues Race Miscegenation
793 Cultural Issues Race Mixed race
2280 Cultural Issues Race Naming

The informal names given to people of another race, especially African-Americans. In particular, names like "Uncle" or "Mammy" stand out here. This is a bit distinct from "Naming slavery" as these practices post-date enslavement. JB

1600 Cultural Issues Race Native American

I added this in addition to the more specific Indian tribal identifications because I thought that it would be useful to have a larger umbrella term for users searching for Faulkner's Native American material. LW

5599 Cultural Issues Race Native American stereotype
4756 Cultural Issues Race Negro reporting white behavior
4980 Cultural Issues Race Negro-lover
4241 Cultural Issues Race Passing
3698 Cultural Issues Race Playing to racial expectations / stereotypes
3527 Cultural Issues Race Race as a form of behavior
3525 Cultural Issues Race Racial consciousness
3526 Cultural Issues Race Racial identity
5333 Cultural Issues Race Racial resentment
1577 Cultural Issues Race Racial spheres

TMT: I created this keyword to highlight the differences between the young woman's racial experience in the North and the South, where certain kinds of labor are done by certain races--in this case, taking in laundry by black women.

1414 Cultural Issues Race Racist child
2639 Cultural Issues Race Riots
3707 Cultural Issues Race Rules / norms for addressing whites
4817 Cultural Issues Race Segregated space
1584 Cultural Issues Race Segregation
855 Cultural Issues Race Self emancipation
1409 Cultural Issues Race Self-abnegation