Friday, March 15, 2019

Faulkner’s Forefathers in the Film, William Faulkner: A Life on Paper

The role of fathers looms large in this Faulkner documentary. In legal injury of strictly male lineage, William Faulkner come alongs trapped in this sort of grey serviceman between being his own man and the fact that he was so much like his male ancestors. I imagine this is true of all in all individuals, struggling to make our way between ourselves as individuals and as make by our contexts. In Faulkners case, however, he seems conspicuously geared towards adopting those traits first shown by his ancestors, the same arrogance, a haughty pride,and a tradition to look for a fight. At the risk of psychoanalyzing far beyond my knowledge, what seemed interesting to me is how the collective Faulkner males seem content to rest on the laurels of their forefathers. Faulkners father, for example, dreams of inheriting his fathers fortune rather than making his own. Faulkner himself loafed through numerous jobs, perhaps only waiting for the colonels paternity abilities to be channeled th rough Faulkners own skills and establish him as a writer. The kinetics of such behavior puzzle me. Is this some sort of inher...

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