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by William Faulkner

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What is the function of the italics in the "Darl" sections? HELP!

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This is a very difficult question. The answer is not necessarily "out there" to be found, as Faulkner's use of italics in this novel are not entirely consistent.

We can see some relationship between uses of the italics across the whole novel, where on many occassions the italics represent moments of memory and/or private thought . In Darl's case, this is not true, however, and italics in his...

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