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THAT EVENING SUN GO DOWN. William Faulkner. Monday is no different from any other week day in Jefferson now. The streets are paved now, and the. Complete summary of William Faulkner’s That Evening Sun. eNotes plot summaries cover all the significant action of That Evening Sun. 21 Aug In That Evening Sun by William Faulkner we have the theme of fear, innocence and inequality. Taken from his Selected Short Stories collection.

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That Evening Sun by William Faulkner

When you going to pay me, white man? Her fear of the dark is not due to the loneliness that comes from a missing love. The Journal of Southern Culture Jubah was in the kitchen, sitting behind the stove, with his razor ffaulkner on his black face like a piece of dirty string. The jailer cut her down and revived her; then he beat her, whipped her.

That Evening Sun Summary

At first Nancy is only worried about going home at night and running into Jesus, but later she is paralyzed with the fear that he will kill her, having delusions of him being hidden in a ditch outside her house. One night we waked up, hearing the sound. It ain’t no fault of mine. Gracie rated it liked it Aug 01, The lane was dark.

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You could tell that by the way she said it. Julie rated it thar liked it Jul 01, I can feel him now, in this lane. The kids, however, have no idea of what’s going on, and cannot understand Nancy’s fear. Her eyes went fast, like she was afraid there wasn’t time to look, without hardly moving at all.

Nancy built up the fire. That was how she lost her teeth, and all that day they told about Nancy and Mr.

We went back to the kitchen and told Nancy. Father told Jubah to stay off our place. Nancy stopped then, holding the cup evenin her long brown hands. Faulkner generally tells the life in South but he talks about misery there -like Kate Chopin. She turned her head and spat out some blood and teeth and said, “It’s been three times now since he paid me a cent.

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Quentin recalls a series of events that occurred in Lovelady and the child went away. Her eyes were closed, “I ain’t crying. You williqm need a fire. Then Nancy began to make that sound again, not loud, sitting there above the fire, her ffaulkner hands dangling between her knees; all of a sudden water began to come out on her face in big drops, running down her face, carrying in each on a little turning ball of firelight until it dropped off her chin.


Apr 13, Katayoon rated it really liked it. Dilsey evneing still sick. She sat before the fire, her elbows on her knees, her long hands between her knees. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. When even if I was sleeping on the floor in the room with your own children, and the next morning there I am, and blood all–” “Hush,” father wiliam.

Compson feels jealous and insecure that her husband is more worried about protecting some “Negro woman” than herself.


He bears a permanent scar across his face, the result of a razor cut from a fight, presumably one of many fights in which he has participated. Nancy was standing by the lamp.

Like she believed that all day father had been trying to think of doing the thing that she wouldn’t like the most, and that she knew all the time that after a while he would think of it.