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.
Clarke, Evelyn M., "The Curse of the South: Using Trauma Theory to Examine Faulkner's the Sound and the Fury and Absalom, Absalom!" (2013). Senior Independent Study Theses. Paper 442.
Literature in English, North America
william faulkner, trauma theory
Bachelor of Arts
Senior Independent Study Thesis
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