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Transcript of William Faulkner
1897-1962 "Given the choice between the
experience of pain and nothing,
I would choose the pain" "Barn Burning" Faulkner's Childhood William Faulkner was born in New Albany, Mississippi to the parents of Murry Falkner and Maud Butler. Faulkner was the eldest of three other brothers: Murry, John, and Dean. He was heavily influenced by the culture of the south as a child. When Falkner turned 4, the family moved to Oxford, Mississippi where he continued to live his entire life. PERSONAL LIFE. Faulkner attended the University of Mississippi for three semesters before dropping out in the November of 1920. As a teenager, Faulkner dated
the beautiful Estelle Oldham.
As life went on, Estelle married
another man, but after 10
years the marriage fell apart,
and Faulkner quickly took the
opportunity to marry Estelle in
June 1929 Barn Burning "Barn Burning" is a story of a boy
who must decide whether if he
should stay loyal to his family, or the law. Being the son of the meanest man in the entire town, Mr. Abner Snopes, young Sartoris must suffer with watching his cruel father treat people with disrespect, and must follow all of his father's ridiculous rules. Things go for a turn when Sartoris
prevents his father from burning down the de Spain
barn. This novel shows that no one can change your view on what is right and wrong, no matter how corruptive one may be. William Faulkner was a player? Faulkner's life of success became very
complicated once he began to have several
affairs with different women. In 1936,
he began an affair with Meta Carpenter, a
secretary he met in Hollywood. In 1950,
Faulkner has an affair with a college student
named Joan Williams (Faulkner age 50 at the
time). His wife Estelle discovers this relationship
with the women who is only a few years older
then Faulkner's daughter, and become furious. Some of Faulkner's Literature 1919: "Landing on Luck" (First prose publication)
1924: "The Marble Faun" (First book of poetry)
1926: "Soldiers' Play" (First novel)
1929: "The Sound of Fury"
1936: "Absalom, Absalom!" (Thought to be his greatest novel)
BARN BURNING CRITICISM The story's underlying message conforms to our idea of an ideal life,
where the path to everything great and good is difficult and yet, that
is the very path that we, who are no less confused that young Sarty
Sopes, must choose.