Dry September Questions and Answers
by William Faulkner

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how is dry september a devastating critique of the south ?

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The main purpose of the short story “Dry September” is an indictment of Southern culture, specially racism.  In the story, a young black man is murdered.  He is accused of attacking an elderly white woman, Miss Minnie, but is completely innocent.

A common theme in stories of racism in the American South, when a white woman accuses a black man of anything he is innocent until proven guilty.  The story is an indictment of Southern culture because of the...

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