William Styron Discussion Topics

Discussion Topics

(Masterpieces of American Literature)

How does William Styron use the theme of racism in his novels?

Styron is considered a southern author. What are some characteristics he shares with other southern writers?

How does Styron use historic events in his fiction?

In The Confessions of Nat Turner, how does Styron arouse sympathy for his main character?

In what ways do Styron’s fictional characters reflect his own life?