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William Faulkner's 'Barn Burning' / Point-Of-View
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A 5 page essay discussing the reason that this story by William Faulkner is more effectively told from the child's point of view than his father's, and what Faulkner has gained from this choice. It argues that since the amoral Abner is incapable of having a moral dilemma and therefore from generating true conflict, the stronger story comes from his son. No additional sources cited.
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Compare/Contrast Style And Tone In William Faulkner's 'Barn Burning' And Flannery O'Connor's 'A Good Man Is Hard To Find'
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5 pages in length. There are both similarities and variations in the way that William Faulkner and Flannery O'Connor address the literary concepts of style and tone in 'Barn Burning' and 'A Good Man is Hard To Find.' Indeed, both writers possess a significant ability to weave a web of intrigue and compassion by utilizing style and tone, particularly with regard to emphasizing the necessity of conflict. Faulkner and O'Connor are two authors whose works thrive on the discord that is inherent to humanity; in fact, their very existence as literary giants comes from the fact that they are both so well-equipped to tap into the sometimes grim yet always entertaining aspects of the human condition. The writer discusses style and tone in relation to the two stories. No additional sources cited.
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William Faulkner's 'The Reivers' / Bildungsroman
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A 5 page analysis of William Faulkner's final novel. The paper examines Faulkner's use of an eleven-year-old protagonist, and discusses how well this novel fits the profile of a coming-of-age story, or Bildungsroman. Bibliography lists 4 sources.
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William Faulkner/ Comparing Short Stories
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A 6 page analysis of two of William Faulkner's short stories, 'Barn Burning' and 'That Evening Sun.' In each of these stories, Faulkner addresses the economic structure of the South as a way of illustrating the social pressures that served to keep segments of the population oppressed. Despite this similarity, however, each story has diametrically opposed effects in that 'That Evening Sun' illustrates the injustice of oppression against poor blacks, yet 'Barn Burning' displays that the oppression that affected the poor whites was largely brought on by the father of the family quite intentionally. Bibliography lists 6 sources. 99bb&tes.wps
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William Faulkner's 'Absalom, Absalom!'
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A 6 page paper discussing Faulkner's 1936 novel 'Absalom, Absalom!' Primary to the report is a discussion of Faulkner's use of the past as a significant part of the story. No additional sources are listed. All information is drawn from the book itself.
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The Symbolism of Fire in the Writing of William Faulkner
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This 13 page paper looks at the use of fire as a symbol in four books of William Faulkner. The four books discussed are Absalom Absalom!, As I Lay Dying, The Sound and the Fury and Light In August. The bibliography cites 4 sources. Filename: TEfalfir.wps

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