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Themes

One of the themes highlighted in The Hamlet by William Faulkner is lust. Many men in Frenchman’s Bend adore Eula Varner. However, they do not like her for her personality. According to the narrator, they admire Eula’s physique; Eula’s teacher also lusts over her.

Another theme present in the novel is the effect of capitalism. The Varners own almost all of the businesses in Frenchman’s Bend. Many of the inhabitants in this region work for the Varners in one way or another. Therefore, the locals are poor. For instance, Faulkner describes Mink Snopes as a person who suffers from poverty yet must pay a lot of rent. The...

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