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Intruder in the Dust Setting & Symbolism

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Objects/Places

Yoknapatawpha County; Jackson, Mississippi

The location in the South where this novel is set.

Jail

This is where Lucas is kept briefly during his incarceration and where Miss Habersham and Mrs. Mallison stand guard while the men go to exhume Vinson Gowrie's body.

Lucas's House

This is a small cabin in the center of Edmonds' plantation. It is where Lucas takes Charles after he falls into the creek.

Gold Toothpick

This is an old-fashioned toothpick that Lucas probably inherited from his grandfather, which he carries with him everywhere, except while he is in jail and then the sheriff held onto it.

Colt .41 Gun

This is Lucas's gun, the one he bought from his grandfather.

German Luger Automatic

This is the gun that actually killed Vinson Gowrie.

Beat Four

This is a poorer section of the county. It is the last place in the world where a black man...

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