Faulkner's Absalom, Absalom!: An Innovative Narrative Technique
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Guilt should be viewed through the eyes of more than one person,
southern or otherwise. William Faulkner filters the story, Absalom, Absalom!,
through several minds providing the reader with a dilution of its representation.
Miss Rosa, frustrated, lonely, mad, is unable to answer her own questio ....
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.... explains to Quentin why she
wanted to visit old mansion on this day. She is the one narrator that is unable
to view Sutpen objectively. The first chapter serves as merely an introduction
to the history of Sutpen based on what Miss Rosa heard as a child and her brief
The narration of Absalom, Absalom!, can be considered a coded activity.
Faulkner creates the complex narration beginning at chapter 2. It ironic that
one of Faulkner's greatest novels is one in which the a ....
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