Selected Short Stories Setting & Symbolism

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Yoknapataphaw Countyappears in Barn Burning

Yoknapataphaw County is the imaginary place in the American South where many of Faulkner's stories and novels are set. It is somewhere in Mississippi, but not on any map.

Memphisappears in Two Soldiers

As the largest city close to the rural Yoknapataphaw County, Memphis is the urban beacon for folks hoping to make a better life or to escape the horrors of life in a small southern town, such as Jefferson.

Jeffersonappears in A Rose for Emily

A small town in Mississippi, the county seat for Yoknapataphaw County.

Ice plantappears in Dry September

The ice plant in Jefferson is where Will Mayes works as watchman. It is from the ice plant that the young black man is kidnapped by a gang of racist morons, shackled and executed for a crime he didn't commit.

Pistolappears in Dry September

The weapon used by McLendon to...

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