Keywords

Term ID Vocabularysort descending Parent Term Description
3740 Themes and Motifs Body Eyelashes
3746 Themes and Motifs Recurring Tropes Sole owner and proprietor
3750 Themes and Motifs Objects Flower orchid
3762 Themes and Motifs Appearance Pretending / Feigning
3798 Themes and Motifs Art African American music
3800 Themes and Motifs Objects Cigarette
3809 Themes and Motifs Morals Dishonor
3814 Themes and Motifs Animals Insects lice
3815 Themes and Motifs Objects Coal oil
3820 Themes and Motifs Meaning Paternity
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

3832 Themes and Motifs Philosophical Unnatural / Contrary to nature
3833 Themes and Motifs Meaning Limitations of words / language
3841 Themes and Motifs Death Dying wish
3842 Themes and Motifs Death Compared to sleep
3843 Themes and Motifs Animals Insects mayflies
3844 Themes and Motifs Appearance Surface
3845 Themes and Motifs Appearance Depth / deepness
3850 Themes and Motifs Recurring Tropes Beyond

I added this keyword to mark places where a character or text contemplates or imagines exceeding ordinary or usual boundaries. Specifically, this was added for when Quentin starts imagining "a hell beyond that" for him and Caddy. It can be used when "beyond" or a similar construction is used in figurative ways. JBP

3855 Themes and Motifs Character Cautious
3857 Themes and Motifs Animals Fish trout
3858 Themes and Motifs Animals Insect fly
3861 Themes and Motifs Death Respect
3865 Themes and Motifs Money Prize value
3878 Themes and Motifs Philosophical Infinity
3880 Themes and Motifs Character Blackguard
3882 Themes and Motifs Animals Insects bees
3883 Themes and Motifs Animals Insects butterflies
3886 Themes and Motifs Philosophical Progenitive / Self-reproductive
3891 Themes and Motifs Body Jaw
3896 Themes and Motifs Character Scoundrel
3902 Themes and Motifs Philosophical Reduction / summing up
3905 Themes and Motifs Philosophical Tedious / tedium
3911 Themes and Motifs Objects Elm tree
3913 Themes and Motifs Appearance Diminishment / fading
3917 Themes and Motifs Death Killing oneself slowly
3920 Themes and Motifs Appearance Librarian look
3942 Themes and Motifs Appearance Fatness / obesity
3951 Themes and Motifs Body Hips
3952 Themes and Motifs Body Thighs
3964 Themes and Motifs Money Coin
3971 Themes and Motifs Objects Ladder
3976 Themes and Motifs Appearance Hair pigtails
3978 Themes and Motifs Appearance Invisibility
3979 Themes and Motifs Meaning Profound
3987 Themes and Motifs Body Waist
3990 Themes and Motifs Body Lips
3992 Themes and Motifs Body Legs
3994 Themes and Motifs Animals Beavers
3995 Themes and Motifs Body Chins
3996 Themes and Motifs Body Forehead
3998 Themes and Motifs Body Breast
4004 Themes and Motifs Memory Sensory memory

When the physical sensation of a particular past event is remembered by a character. BR

4008 Themes and Motifs Animals Dog-fox
4024 Themes and Motifs Objects Coin
4040 Themes and Motifs Body Throat
4044 Themes and Motifs Texts Map
4045 Themes and Motifs Texts Plat
4046 Themes and Motifs Objects Table
4048 Themes and Motifs Chaos/Order Order in a courtroom
4051 Themes and Motifs Texts Citizenship papers
4081 Themes and Motifs Objects Oars
4095 Themes and Motifs Objects Plant mint
4116 Themes and Motifs Money Treasure
4118 Themes and Motifs Objects Metal detector
4119 Themes and Motifs Money Check
4120 Themes and Motifs Money Silver dollar
4123 Themes and Motifs Naming Wrong name
4127 Themes and Motifs Story-telling Retelling
4132 Themes and Motifs Texts Title
4134 Themes and Motifs Money Inheritance
4136 Themes and Motifs Community Knowledge
4146 Themes and Motifs Animals Insects crickets
4148 Themes and Motifs Absence/Loss Missing
4150 Themes and Motifs Objects Willow tree
4161 Themes and Motifs Objects Scythe
4171 Themes and Motifs Animals Sentience

Created to capture passages which describe an animal as thinking, knowing - specifically, for the way the horse and the hunting dogs "know where" the deer was hiding "as good as we did" in "Race at Morning," a knowledge that is seen is their behavior (299). SR

4177 Themes and Motifs Animals Point-of-view

Created for a moment in "Race at Morning" when the narrator imagines what the hunted deer is seeing and thinking. There may not be other instances of this, but to open up the narrative to the subjectivity of an animal seems worth noting. SR

4188 Themes and Motifs Home Distance from home

For moments when somebody thinks how far they've come from where they live. SR

4197 Themes and Motifs Appearance Nondescript
4198 Themes and Motifs Arrivals/Departures Return to Yoknapatawpha
4205 Themes and Motifs Objects Farming tools
4206 Themes and Motifs Past Past vs present
4209 Themes and Motifs Recurring Tropes Apparition
4210 Themes and Motifs Recurring Tropes Vanishing
4211 Themes and Motifs Body Physical disability
4214 Themes and Motifs Objects Construction tools
4216 Themes and Motifs Recurring Tropes Apotheosis
4218 Themes and Motifs Futility Nothing to do

"There's nothing else I can do now," Elly thinks (207). Reaching a point where no further options or ways forward can be imagined.

4224 Themes and Motifs Psychological Repression
4236 Themes and Motifs Recurring Tropes Dark house
4242 Themes and Motifs Appearance Racialized
4250 Themes and Motifs Values Family values

Not to be confused with the contemporary politically charged term. Rather, these are values shared by all or most members of the family. It's what your mamma or daddy taught you. JB and EP

4255 Themes and Motifs Body Symbolism

This term refers to the body itself being referred to symbolically, as when in AILD Peabody says death is "no more than a single family or tenant moving out of a tenement or a town" or the subadar in "Ad Astra" referring to the body as "a room in the inn . . . where we hide for a little while" (420). CR

4256 Themes and Motifs Objects Vegetation
4257 Themes and Motifs Home Getting away
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

4259 Themes and Motifs Character Bravado
4261 Themes and Motifs Home Neglect
4278 Themes and Motifs Objects Matchstick

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