Wednesday, October 2

William Faulkner Themes

Barn Burning


  • loyalty to family vs loyalty to law
  • search for peace
  • darkness
  • fire
  • spoiled rug


A Rose for Emily


  • Tradition vs change
  • power of death 
  • watching 
  • Dust
  • Emily's House
  • Strand of hair


Red leaves 


  • morals vs lust for power
  • race
  • slavery/ control 
  • wearing the shoes
  • slippers
  • horse eyes compared to "Negro's" eyes
  • mud
  • cannibalism ?



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