Term IDsort descending Vocabulary Parent Term Description
506 Actions Emotional Despair
507 Cultural Issues Group Mentality Community collective

We created this term to denote any instance in which the community operates as a social body, collectively self-organizing to think or do something. Sometimes, this may be simply believing an idea collectively and, at others, it may entail acting together as in the crowd at the horse auction of The Hamlet. JC and JJ

508 Actions Emotional Grief
509 Environment Atmospheric Dread
510 Themes and Motifs Values Loyalty
511 Cultural Issues Law Trial
512 Cultural Issues Prejudice Racism
513 Cultural Issues Education Harvard
514 Relationships Familial Father-son
515 Cultural Issues Education Heidelberg
516 Aesthetics Typography/Orthography Italics
517 Themes and Motifs Arrivals/Departures Advent
518 Cultural Issues Education Law school
519 Actions Verbal Speculation
520 Aesthetics Genre Conventions Gothic
521 Themes and Motifs Time Past
522 Themes and Motifs Body Intestines
523 Actions Work Prosecuting
524 Cultural Issues Economy Tenantry|Share-cropping

There are significant differences between "share-cropping" and "tenant farming" in reality. "Tenants" typically furnished their own farming tools and livestock, and had at least a measure of control over what crops they planted on land they rented from a landlord; "share-croppers" typically only contributed their own labor, with the landlord dictating what they would raise and providing the animals and tools they used. But in his fiction Faulkner does not maintain this distinction, using the terms as essentially synonymous. SR

525 Environment Domestic Space Architecture
526 Cultural Issues Violence Rape
527 Aesthetics Figures of Speech People compared to animals
528 Themes and Motifs Animals Hog
529 Cultural Issues Labor Menial
530 Themes and Motifs Objects Fence
531 Actions Moral Defeat
532 Cultural Issues Economy Predatory practices
533 Themes and Motifs Philosophical Justice
534 Environment Place Country store
535 Cultural Issues War Death
536 Themes and Motifs Philosophical Ethics
537 Relationships Commercial Customer relations
538 Themes and Motifs Character Ambitious
539 Themes and Motifs Community Tradition
540 Relationships Commercial Employer-employee
541 Cultural Issues Age Spinsterhood
542 Cultural Issues Law Mistrial
543 Cultural Issues Sexuality Attractiveness
544 Environment Time of Year Fall
545 Relationships Romantic Courtship
546 Cultural Issues Race Law
547 Relationships Social Homosocial rivalry
548 Cultural Issues Law Acquittal
549 Cultural Issues Clothes Apron
550 Actions Violent Fighting
551 Environment Time of Year Spring
552 Actions Perceptual Voyeurism
553 Actions Movement Flight
554 Environment Place Frenchman's Bend
555 Cultural Issues Clothes Undressing
556 Cultural Issues Economy Bargaining
557 Environment Place Rural
558 Actions Verbal Rumor
559 Environment Time of Day Monday morning
560 Relationships Marital Shotgun marriage
561 Cultural Issues Gender Women
562 Cultural Issues Class Respectability
563 Actions Verbal Threat
564 Cultural Issues Sexuality Pregnant out of wedlock
565 Relationships Familial Father-daughter
567 Cultural Issues Group Mentality Mob behavior
568 Relationships Familial Kinless
569 Cultural Issues Alcohol Bootlegging
570 Environment Place Barn
571 Themes and Motifs Story-telling Communal mythology
572 Cultural Issues Prejudice White supremacy
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

574 Cultural Issues Law Testimony
575 Actions Mental Uncertainty
576 Themes and Motifs Arrivals/Departures Return
577 Cultural Issues Economy Gambling
578 Environment Domestic Space Kitchen
579 Cultural Issues Clothes Shabby
580 Themes and Motifs Naming Nickname
581 Environment Atmospheric Stillness
582 Cultural Issues Sexuality Illegitimacy
583 Themes and Motifs Body Hair
584 Themes and Motifs Body Eyes
585 Cultural Issues Gender Masculinity
586 Aesthetics Narrative Communal narrative
587 Themes and Motifs Objects Pistol
588 Themes and Motifs Objects Razor
589 Environment Place Memphis
590 Cultural Issues Government Generational reform
591 Themes and Motifs Values Truth/Lies
592 Cultural Issues Crime Theft|Robbery
593 Themes and Motifs Animals Cattle
594 Themes and Motifs Chaos/Order Wildness
595 Themes and Motifs Animals Horses
596 Cultural Issues Crime Forgery
597 Relationships Social Adversarial
598 Aesthetics Typography/Orthography Handwriting
599 Cultural Issues Economy Auction
600 Environment Place Ditch
601 Themes and Motifs Chaos/Order Control
602 Cultural Issues Identity, Cultural Rural
603 Environment Atmospheric Moonlit
604 Relationships Familial Mother-daughter
605 Actions Verbal Cursing
606 Themes and Motifs Animals Wild horses