In a passage in Light in August, Faulkner uses imagery to differentiate Joe Christmas from the black community. When Christmas passes through Freedom Town, Faulkner begins to contrast nearly everything. There is contrast between black and white, light and dark, hot and cold, and even dry and wet. Faulkner contrasts light and dark, " from street lamp to street lamp, the heavy shadows of oak and maple leaves..." and then goes on to contrast black and white "sliding like scraps of Black velvet across his white shirt." Another interesting contrast I found is the contrast of hot and cold, dry and wet, and light and lightless between Joe Christmas when he starts to run and "his inbreath cold on his dry teeth and lips toward the next street lamp," and "the lightless hot wet primogenitive Female." These contrasting images in this passage suggest that Christmas contrasts himself with the black commuity. In this way, he sets himself apart from this community.