A study of Dilsey Gibson : Faulkner's tragic heroine in The sound and the fury

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Mary Gates Brittain (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
Web Site: http://library.uncg.edu/
James Ellis

Abstract: William Faulkner's avowed purpose, in writing, is to tell a story of the human heart in conflict with itself, with others, and with its environment. The primary job that any writer faces, according to Faulkner is to tell a story out of human experience, i.e., "universal, mutual experience, the anguishes and troubles and griefs of the human heart, which is universal, without regard to race or time or condition." He wishes to tell the reader "something which has seemed to him so true, 1 so moving, either comic or tragic, that it's worth repeating."1 Faulkner has chosen the novel as the form best suited to his purpose and his genius for writing about the experience of "man in his comic or tragic human condition." 2

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Honors Project
Language: English
Date: 1967

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