Friday, February 1, 2019

Southern Racial Inequality in Faulkner’s Go Down, Moses Essay -- Faulk

S out(a)hern Racial Inequality in Faulkners Go Down, MosesAll the stories in Go Down, Moses had a usual thread the McCaslin family. One story, however, stood out from the rest for lacking a McCaslin important character. This story was, of course, Pantaloon in Black. At first, I thought this story of affliction was almost a beautiful love story. When Rider lost his married woman and first love, he was so grief-stricken he didnt hitherto care to live. However, the conclusion on the story took any beauty out of this tragedy. The matter-of-fact way the deputy tells his wife the story, and the even more spiritless way that she accepts/ignores it, was Faulkners way of reminding us of the racial inequality in the South. Waiting until the block up of the story to throw at the reader the primeval to the story is typical of Faulkner. We saw him waiting to shock us at the end of Sanctuary with the circumstances of Popeyes life. He waited until near the end of Absalom, Absalom to put toge ther all the pieces of that puzzle. While the reader didnt discern out any shocking news at the end of Pantaloon in Black, we were...

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