Stream Of Consciousness And Symbolism Essay

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Stream of Consciousness and Symbolism in William Faulkner’s The Sound and the Fury and As I Lay Dying By: Masoud Modarress Research II Table of Contents I. General background II. Statement of the problem III. Significance of the study IV. Method and Approach V. Review of literature VI. Thesis outline VII. Bibliography I. General background William Cuthbert Faulkner was a Nobel Prize-winning American novelist and short story writer. One of the most influential writers of the 20th century, his reputation is based mostly on his novels, novellas, and short stories. He was also a published poet and an occasional screenwriter. The majority of his works are based in his native state of Mississippi. Though his work was published as early as 1919, and largely during the 1920s and 1930s, Faulkner was relatively unknown until receiving the 1949 Nobel Prize in Literature. Faulkner has often been cited as one of the most important writers in the history of American literature. Born William Cuthbert Faulkner in New Albany, Mississippi, the first of four sons to Murry Cuthbert Faulkner. Faulkner was raised in and heavily influenced by the state of Mississippi, as well as by the history and culture of the American South altogether. Only four days prior to his fifth birthday, the Faulkner family settled in Oxford, Mississippi on September 21, 1902, where he resided on and off for the remainder of his life. As a teenager in Oxford, Faulkner dated Estelle Oldham, the popular daughter of Major Lemuel and Lida Oldham, and believed he would some day marry her. However, Estelle dated other boys during their romance, and one of them, Cornell Franklin, ended up proposing marriage to her before Faulkner did, in 1918. Faulkner demonstrated an aptitude for oil painting and poetry writing in early childhood, however grew

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