That Evening Sun


William Faulkner

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The Ditch

The ditch outside Nancy’s cabin becomes of symbol of the racial divide between the black and the white characters in the story. The ditch literally marks the divide between the part of the town…

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Darkness in “That Evening Sun” represents Nancy’s fear and the unspoken horror of death that underlies events in the story. Nancy is terrified of the dark, particularly the dark lane outside her cabin, where…

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