How Mississippi’s Culture Influenced his Writings
*
William Faulkner
A southern belle refuses to
adjust to post-Civil War
society
A Rose for
Emily
Fictitious
Yoknapatawpha
County resembles
Northern Mississippi
A courthouse with
tobacco-stained
columns likened to
Oxford
The
Hill
Absalom
Absalom!
Characters
fail who
embrace
racism
Miss
Zilphia
Gant
Pride
Romance
Desperation
Tragic heroes fight
new culture,
customs, and
industrialization
Hidden
affairs
between
masters and
slaves
Sartoris
The erosion of prominent
families
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English 1102 Faulkner by McKinion

  1. 1. How Mississippi’s Culture Influenced his Writings * William Faulkner
  2. 2. A southern belle refuses to adjust to post-Civil War society A Rose for Emily
  3. 3. Fictitious Yoknapatawpha County resembles Northern Mississippi
  4. 4. A courthouse with tobacco-stained columns likened to Oxford The Hill
  5. 5. Absalom Absalom! Characters fail who embrace racism
  6. 6. Miss Zilphia Gant Pride Romance Desperation
  7. 7. Tragic heroes fight new culture, customs, and industrialization
  8. 8. Hidden affairs between masters and slaves
  9. 9. Sartoris The erosion of prominent families
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