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Term ID Vocabularysort descending Parent Term Description
4258 Themes and Motifs Philosophical Individualism

Beyond self-reliance, this concept also folds in ideas of treating people as individuals and a deep skepticism about organizations, institutions, or perspectives that group people together. In its base form it is anti-government, anti-collectivist, anti-group think, but not a full-fledged political doctrine like Libertarianism. JB and EP

4917 Themes and Motifs Character Indomitable
4329 Themes and Motifs Character Inexperience
3878 Themes and Motifs Philosophical Infinity
1091 Themes and Motifs (First level term) Inheritance
4134 Themes and Motifs Money Inheritance
4895 Themes and Motifs Inheritance Inheritance of wrong
2407 Themes and Motifs Character Inherited traits
1245 Themes and Motifs Morals Injustice
647 Themes and Motifs Character Innocence
2353 Themes and Motifs Past Innocence
1609 Themes and Motifs Appearance Inscrutable

I added this for "The Old People," 205.3, to reflect the lack of emotion that Sam Fathers shows. LW

4469 Themes and Motifs Animals Insect boll weevil
3858 Themes and Motifs Animals Insect fly
3882 Themes and Motifs Animals Insects bees
3883 Themes and Motifs Animals Insects butterflies
4146 Themes and Motifs Animals Insects crickets
3814 Themes and Motifs Animals Insects lice
3843 Themes and Motifs Animals Insects mayflies
5619 Themes and Motifs Animals Insects tick
1003 Themes and Motifs Supernatural Insight
2334 Themes and Motifs Character Integrity
2696 Themes and Motifs Character Intelligence
5091 Themes and Motifs Meaning Interpretation
2427 Themes and Motifs Meaning Interpretation of symbol
522 Themes and Motifs Body Intestines
3978 Themes and Motifs Appearance Invisibility
1681 Themes and Motifs Objects Iron box
989 Themes and Motifs Arrivals/Departures Jailbreak
3891 Themes and Motifs Body Jaw
4437 Themes and Motifs Art Jazz music
3502 Themes and Motifs Objects Jeweler's loupe / magnifying glass
3353 Themes and Motifs Objects Jewelry Charm
2997 Themes and Motifs Objects Jimson weed

Also known as Jamestown weed. -JBP

2676 Themes and Motifs Objects Jug
642 Themes and Motifs Objects Junk
2304 Themes and Motifs Time Just in time

Whenever a character arrives or performs an action, or event happens "just in time" or in the "nick of time." That is, there is narrative anticipation for time running out, but things are saved at the last moment. JB

533 Themes and Motifs Philosophical Justice
1115 Themes and Motifs Values Justice
1137 Themes and Motifs Morals Justice

When explicitly considered as a moral issue. JW

2342 Themes and Motifs Objects Keys
2454 Themes and Motifs Objects Keys
4905 Themes and Motifs Recurring Tropes Killing first deer/marked with blood
3917 Themes and Motifs Death Killing oneself slowly
1141 Themes and Motifs Absence/Loss Kinlessness

I chose this term because it includes orphanhood but isn't limited to it. JW

3573 Themes and Motifs Body Knee
1395 Themes and Motifs Objects knife
4136 Themes and Motifs Community Knowledge
1347 Themes and Motifs Determinism Lack of choice
4642 Themes and Motifs Money Lacking
3971 Themes and Motifs Objects Ladder
3506 Themes and Motifs Objects Lamp or lantern
4483 Themes and Motifs Recurring Tropes Laughter as sign of madness
2681 Themes and Motifs Objects Lawnmower
2683 Themes and Motifs Character Laziness
2206 Themes and Motifs Psychological Learning disability
2656 Themes and Motifs Arrivals/Departures Leaving
2094 Themes and Motifs Arrivals/Departures Leaving home
1731 Themes and Motifs Texts Ledger
4933 Themes and Motifs Death Left for dead
3992 Themes and Motifs Body Legs
788 Themes and Motifs Objects Letter
1705 Themes and Motifs Texts Letter of protest
1343 Themes and Motifs Texts Letters
1695 Themes and Motifs Values Liberty
3920 Themes and Motifs Appearance Librarian look
5597 Themes and Motifs Objects License Plate
1352 Themes and Motifs Recurring Tropes Life as repetition
1222 Themes and Motifs Animals Lightning bugs
3303 Themes and Motifs Death Like death
3419 Themes and Motifs Death Liminal

For events in which the boundary between life and death is blurred, such as when Dewey Dell describes her father as looking "like right after the maul hits the steer and it no longer alive and dont yet know that it is dead." EKP

3833 Themes and Motifs Meaning Limitations of words / language
2795 Themes and Motifs Animals Lion
3990 Themes and Motifs Body Lips
4670 Themes and Motifs Art Lithographs
3271 Themes and Motifs Recurring Tropes Little sister
1968 Themes and Motifs Absence/Loss Livestock
1812 Themes and Motifs Time Living in the present

Added to describe Boon Hogganbeck at end of "Lion" (and related texts like "The Bear" in GDM) - someone "living in the moment," with no regard at all to the past.

3382 Themes and Motifs Community Local legends

I created this term in response to the local legend of Melisandre Backus Harriss that Chick inherits in "Knight's Gambit."--LW

2455 Themes and Motifs Objects Locks
3621 Themes and Motifs Naming Long name
2158 Themes and Motifs Time Long passage of time

Perhaps self-evident, but for when a text makes a huge jump in time very quickly -- Zilphia Gant sitting beside the window "for twelve years," for instance. JBP

3270 Themes and Motifs Death Longing for death
1999 Themes and Motifs Money Loot
3826 Themes and Motifs Absence/Loss Losing vs never having

Added for when Quentin makes the observation, about a man who castrated himself, "It's not not having them. It's never to have had them." I believe similar ideas crop up elsewhere in Faulkner - distinguishing between having and losing, or never having in the first place. JBP

2089 Themes and Motifs Absence/Loss Loss of animal companion
3132 Themes and Motifs Absence/Loss Loss of innocence
2450 Themes and Motifs Absence/Loss Loss of object
2216 Themes and Motifs Money Lost
4368 Themes and Motifs Time Lost time
1583 Themes and Motifs Values Love
2721 Themes and Motifs Texts Love letter
510 Themes and Motifs Values Loyalty
4660 Themes and Motifs Morals Loyalty
2272 Themes and Motifs Philosophical Luck
3700 Themes and Motifs Objects Luggage
1454 Themes and Motifs Money Luxury
2717 Themes and Motifs Objects Machine gun
1310 Themes and Motifs Psychological Madness
4703 Themes and Motifs Texts Magazine

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