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Absalom, Absalom!: MAXNotes Literature Guide by Carol Siri Johnson

By Carol Siri Johnson

REA's MAXnotes for William Faulkner's Absalom, Absalom! MAXnotes provide a clean examine masterpieces of literature, awarded in a full of life and engaging model. Written by way of literary specialists who at the moment educate the topic, MAXnotes will improve your figuring out and delight of the paintings. MAXnotes are designed to stimulate self sustaining thought of the literary paintings via elevating quite a few matters and thought-provoking principles and questions. MAXnotes hide the necessities of what one may still learn about each one paintings, together with an total precis, personality lists, a proof and dialogue of the plot, the work's old context, illustrations to exhibit the temper of the paintings, and a biography of the writer. every one bankruptcy is separately summarized and analyzed, and has examine questions and solutions.

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Where was the material for the trousseau from? Did Ellen Sutpen approve of Judith’s betrothal? What insect does Ellen Sutpen resemble? Who narrates Chapter Three? Why is the narration in Chapter Three suspect in authenticity? How is the future foreshadowed at the end of this chapter? Answers The end result of the interaction between Thomas Sutpen and Mr. Coldfield was that Mr. Coldfield shut himself in the attic for an unknown reason. Miss Rosa fed her father during the Civil War years by taking food from their closed grocery store and placing it in a basket which he then pulled up through a window in the attic.

Like Joyce and Eliot, Faulkner omits punctuation, uses compound adjectives, makes up words (like “nothusband”), and continually sacrifices clarity to the rhythms and cadences of poetry. Consequently, it is important, especially on a first reading, to read the text closely, out loud if possible. This will make understanding the novel much easier. Most of the main themes are introduced in the first chapter and the unfolding story gradually takes on a mythic quality. It is a tale remembered in many different ways by different people, the whole of which eventually functions as an analogy of the rise and fall of the American South and the economic system of slavery.

How would it have been if things had worked out the other way around—if the evil man had been changed by the good man? Follow the transformation of Ellen Sutpen as outlined in this chapter. Why is it tragic? Much of the happiness that people experience in this section will turn out to be ephemeral. Write an essay describing the time shifts and foreshadowings that illuminate what you know so far about the past, the present, and the future of one of Faulkner’s people. Describe Faulkner’s various narrative techniques that he uses in Absalom, Absalom!

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