Analysis Of William Faulkner 's ' That Evening Sun ' And Langston Hughes ' Red Headed Baby '

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William Faulkner 's “That Evening Sun” and Langston Hughes “Red-Headed Baby” are both stories that deal with racism, hate, and objectification of women and the negative mindset towards the African American people. Both these authors demonstrate all this through narration and symbolism. The main focus is to contrast both the stories and how they use narration and symbolism to show how African American women experience objectification and racism. While the narration of “That Evening Sun” is done by a nine-year-old boy named Quentin,Nancy is an African American woman who is the caregiver and character that will be objectified.The narration in this reading demonstrates how in a white society Nancy will always be looked down upon, and Nancy becomes like a game for the kids. The author uses the fear in Nancy as a symbol to how little she is seen as a human . This story clearly shows how she is being objectified by a few things in the plot line that show this objectification that is going on. In “Red-Headed Baby” the narration is coming from the objectifier himself, a man who is a third mate on a ship. This kind of narration puts the reader in the mindset of this person. In this story the narration is coming from Clearance’s perspective, since the narration also is written in the first person the narration shows the act being done firsthand. This takes the readers mind to a whole new mindset. The narrator is much broader with his statements and clearly begins to show…

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