Faulkner Influences

William Faulkner, was born Nobel Prize winner born in 1897. Faulkner was the oldest son of four. His family moved into Oxford when Faulkner was very young, and spends his adolescence there . Faulkner became very successful at an young age, but he did not graduate from high school. Although Faulkner did not graduate high school, he was able to attend the University of Mississippi. After three semesters, Faulkner dropped out. With the guilt of education, he is still known as one of the most recognizable literature writers for his short stories and full length novels. William Faulkner 's infamous career was influenced by his experience in living with Southern culture, societal norms about slavery, Civil War,and white male roles. One of Faulkner 's influences to his stories is the Southern culture he was born into. The South is typically mentioned in his stories. Faulkner uses the same small towns, like Jefferson County. “The Literature of the Modern South” by Faulkner,is described by famous author (Luis D. Rubin Jr.) as, "In Jefferson possession and accomplishment are taken for granted, seen as outcomes of being. Being, that is a …show more content…
Faulkner had a great-grandfather who was a civil war hero. Faulkner’s grandpa told him stories of his father 's legacy. Faulkner’s great-grandfather was William Carl Falkner. Not only was he a soldier, but a politician. An author named Robert Coughlan, explains in his book about Faulkner 's private life, that readers do not have "... difficulty in identifying Colonel Falkner as the Colonel John Sartoris ..." in Faulkner 's stories.(Coughlan 37). Though Faulkner’s life was after the civil war, he still uses his great grandfather as an influence to his writings. Colonel Sartorius mirrors Faulkner’s great-grandfather by being both a soldier, and politician. Further making Faulkner’s writing personal to him, and having personal

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