In CliffsNotes on Light in August, you meet the character of Joe Christmas, the protagonist, whom critics say is the only tragic figure in 20th-century literature. Joe's journey of self-realization and self-acceptance makes us aware that people must become a part of the community and assume responsibility not only for their own actions but also for the actions of fellow man.
This concise supplement to William Faulkner's Light in August helps you understand the overall structure of the work, actions and motivations of the characters, and the social and cultural perspectives of the author. With expert commentaries and critical analyses, this study guide helps you explore the themes of involvement and responsibility to the community. Other features that help you study includeA brief synopsis of the novelChapter summaries and analysesIn-depth character analysesCritical essays on style and structureAn interactive quiz to test your knowledgeEssay topics and review questions
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