Dry September Questions and Answers

Dry September

Minnie Cooper can probably be considered the main character in William Faulkner's short story "Dry September." She is 38 or 39 years old and lives alone with her disabled mother and elderly aunt....

Latest answer posted November 21, 2018 12:20 am UTC

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Dry September

“Dry September” is an indictment of the American South’s racism. The sad story was repeated throughout the American South for many years. A black man is accused by a white woman, and dies having...

Latest answer posted October 12, 2011 11:31 am UTC

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Dry September

In "Dry September," William Faulkner explores the tensions around sexual assault, gender, age, and race in the Jim Crow South. Faulkner indicates that a white woman's accusation against a black man...

Latest answer posted September 26, 2019 1:06 am UTC

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Dry September

Will Mayes is the protagonist of "Dry September." He's an African American man in a small Southern town who's rumored to have had some unspecified kind of involvement with an unmarried white woman...

Latest answer posted October 4, 2018 7:23 am UTC

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Dry September

One example of irony is Miss Minnie's promising past. In her youth, she had been able to ride the "crest of the town's social life," enjoying a great popularity in her community. Somehow, though,...

Latest answer posted January 15, 2020 3:02 pm UTC

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Dry September

William Faulkner has carefully constructed the story so that numerous characters play equally significant roles. As the barber, Hawkshaw, acts as the voice of reason in opposing the attacks on Will...

Latest answer posted February 3, 2020 4:19 am UTC

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Dry September

With regard to William Faulkner's short story, "Dry September," to identify point of view, it is important to be able to differentiate between the several kinds that authors may use. There are four...

Latest answer posted May 2, 2011 6:37 am UTC

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Dry September

McLendon is a former soldier during World War I, and he was even decorated for valor for commanding troops in France. He seems to embody authority in many ways: his feet set wide apart as he...

Latest answer posted November 10, 2019 7:06 pm UTC

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Dry September

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...

Latest answer posted October 12, 2011 8:27 am UTC

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Dry September

William Faulkner once remarked, "I love the South; I hate the South." This Nobel Prize winner who rarely strayed far from his home of Oxford, Mississippi, depicted the South with honesty and...

Latest answer posted March 30, 2015 2:23 am UTC

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