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Sanctuary Summary
William Faulkner

Everything you need to understand or teach Sanctuary by William Faulkner.

  • Sanctuary Summary & Study Guide
  • 3 Literature Criticism
  • ...and more
  • 30 Sanctuary Lessons
  • 20 Activities
  • 180 Multiple Choice Questions
  • 60 Short Essay Questions
  • 20 Essay Questions
  • Pre-Made Tests and Quizzes
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Sanctuary Summary

Plot Summary

"Sanctuary" by William Faulkner is the tale of the kidnapping of a young Mississippi debutante named Temple Drake. The story follows various threads to connect the characters and to explore the culture in rural Mississippi and Tennessee during prohibition.

Chapter 1 begins with Popeye meeting Benbow at a stream somewhere in rural Mississippi. It is May. Popeye stands on one side of the stream staring at Benbow, who at this point is a stranger. The men spend the next two hours staring at each other with little conversation. Eventually the men approach Old Frenchman Place, a plantation. There are three men on the porch, along with a dog. The group eyes Benbow suspiciously. Popeye introduces Benbow as "Professor." It is clear from the beginning that Lee Goodwin, owner of the plantation, is a no-nonsense bootlegger.

Benbow meets Ruby Lamar, a twenty-something woman who serves as the cook. Ruby is...

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Study Pack

The Sanctuary Study Pack contains about 94 pages of study material in 11 products, including:

Sanctuary Study Guide

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Sanctuary Lesson Plans contain 115 pages of teaching material, including:

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