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The Unvanquished

Faulkner starts his novel with the short sentence, “Behind the smokehouse that summer, Ringo and I had a living map.” The next two sentences, long and convoluted, explain the “living map” is a...

Latest answer posted June 13, 2007 11:49 am UTC

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We might take Ringo's decision to stay (along with Louvinia and Joby) as evidence of the scope of the cultural shift that took place as a result of the Civil War. Hundreds of years of highly...

Latest answer posted July 28, 2013 3:25 pm UTC

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There are a few ways to discuss the style of this novel. To speak generally, this novel employs modernist methods of story-telling (and explores modernist themes). Characteristics of the novel that...

Latest answer posted July 28, 2013 3:03 pm UTC

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The Unvanquished, by William Faulkner, is a novel overflowing with violence. Set in the south during the tumultuous years of the Civil War. Bayard, whose father (Colonel Sartoris), is at the center...

Latest answer posted September 5, 2011 7:29 am UTC

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William Faulkner's The Unvanquished concerns the honor code of the South. It is a theme that Faulkner touches upon in his other novels: The Sound and the Fury, Light In August, Absalom, Alsalom!...

Latest answer posted November 8, 2011 11:43 am UTC

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There are many forms of conflict in William Faulkner’s, “The Unvanquished.” In the opening scene, two young children, Bayard and Ringo, play contentedly in the sand. Their play is interrupted by...

Latest answer posted September 5, 2011 6:18 am UTC

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Bayard's Granny dies. She is killed by a man named Grumby, having been "set up" by Ab Snopes. Bayard learns, regretfully, that he possessed the power to shape events but did not exercise that...

Latest answer posted July 28, 2013 3:37 pm UTC

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