Term IDsort ascending Vocabulary Parent Term Description
596 Cultural Issues Crime Forgery
595 Themes and Motifs Animals Horses
594 Themes and Motifs Chaos/Order Wildness
593 Themes and Motifs Animals Cattle
592 Cultural Issues Crime Theft|Robbery
591 Themes and Motifs Values Truth/Lies
590 Cultural Issues Government Generational reform
589 Environment Place Memphis
588 Themes and Motifs Objects Razor
587 Themes and Motifs Objects Pistol
586 Aesthetics Narrative Communal narrative
585 Cultural Issues Gender Masculinity
584 Themes and Motifs Body Eyes
583 Themes and Motifs Body Hair
582 Cultural Issues Sexuality Illegitimacy
581 Environment Atmospheric Stillness
580 Themes and Motifs Naming Nickname
579 Cultural Issues Clothes Shabby
578 Environment Domestic Space Kitchen
577 Cultural Issues Economy Gambling
576 Themes and Motifs Arrivals/Departures Return
575 Actions Mental Uncertainty
574 Cultural Issues Law Testimony
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

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

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

506 Actions Emotional Despair
505 Actions Emotional Fear
504 Aesthetics Narrative First-person plural passim
503 Themes and Motifs Chaos/Order Disorder
502 Actions Interaction, Social Gossip
501 Aesthetics Genre Conventions Tall tale
500 Environment Time of Day Twilight
499 Actions Movement Car
498 Actions Perceptual Smelling
497 Actions Movement Wagon
496 Relationships Familial Uncle-nephew