Faulkner's Wilderness in the Bear
GRIN Verlag, 2011 - 28 pages
Seminar paper from the year 2011 in the subject American Studies - Literature, grade: 1,9, University of Stuttgart, language: English, abstract: This paper highlights the affinity of Faulkner towards the wilderness exemplarily for his story "The Bear" and regard its function and meaning from different perspectives. It tries to find a category to put the story into and illustrates the fact that there are several functions the wilderness has and represents in the story. Those functions include the two main topics, the educational function and the aim for calling the reader's attention to the destruction of this once untouched nature area. The following work will focus on this two main functions and tries to present them in an understandable way by giving references to in-text-quotations, historical background, and references to other examples out of Faulkner's works.
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