Abstract

This project uses trauma theory to examine William Faulkner's novels The Sound and the Fury and Absalom, Absalom! Freud, Caruth, and LaCapra are three main theorists that are utilized in understanding the traumatic influence that the South had on the characters within the novels. Through these frameworks, the reader can further understand the characters and their actions. Ultimately, trauma within Faulkner's novels shows how the South was traumatic for everyone who lived there.

Advisor

Shostak, Debra

Department

English

Disciplines

Literature in English, North America

Publication Date

2013

Degree Granted

Bachelor of Arts

Document Type

Senior Independent Study Thesis

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