Isolation and Loneliness

In many works of literature, some characters isolate themselves from society due to certain events that happen in their life that make them isolate themselves. Isolation from the society can cause loneliness in ones life. In A Rose For Emily, William Faulkner suggests that isolation from society can cause people to do unspeakable acts because … Read more

William Faulkner: Literature Giant

The man himself never stood taller than five feet, six inches tall, but in the realm of American literature, William Faulkner was a giant (Faulkner, American 101). The background and early years of Faulkners life sets the stage for his outstanding success in literature. He is unique in his works due to the various types … Read more

Major themes in Faulkners Light in August

Faulkner’s Light in August is a metaphor. In fact it is many metaphors, almost infinitely many. It is a jumble of allusions, themes, portraits, all of them uniquely important, many of them totally unrelated. In fact no 20th century writer has even approached the sheer quantity of symbolism Faulkner packed into every page, with, perhaps, … Read more

Transformation Into Adulthood

In William Faulkners story, Barn Burning, we find a young man who struggles with the relationship he has with his father. We see Sarty, the young man, develop into an adult while dealing with the many crude actions and ways of Abner, his father. We see Sarty as a puzzled youth who faces the questions … Read more

William Faulkner Essay

William Faulkner came from an old, proud, and distinguished Mississippi family, which included a governor, a colonel in the Confederate army, and notable business pioneers. He grew up in Oxford, Mississippi which he later renamed Jefferson, Mississippi in his novels. Although Faulkner is a contemporary American, he is already considered one of the world’s greatest … Read more