Themes are the fundamental and often universal ideas explored in a literary work. The Burdens of the Past History—in the broad, abstract meaning of the term, as well as in the sense of personal history—looms large in Light in August.
In remembrance of him and in gratitude his works making me a man better capable of understanding others, I repost this review of my Favorite novel by William Faulkner, Light in August. My Mother died following a lengthy and grueling illness. I had been her caregiver as I had promised her I would.
I promised that she would remain living in her home until the last moment possible. I kept that promise until no commercial suppy of oxygen was capable of providing her the amount of oxygen she required to breathe.
Her last month was spent in an Intensive Care Unit. It was an especially difficult time for both of us. My Mother was a proud woman, refusing to acknowledge the severity of her illness. On the morning of her death, I was summoned to the hospital.
She had breathed her last during a few hours break to sleep. After being a caregiver for so long, I suddenly found myself totally lost. I had nothing I had to do anymore.
I was haunted and remain haunted by her appearance as I last saw her. I expected to enter her room and find her "prepared" to see, her eyes closed, covers neatly pulled up, her hands clasping one another.
Rather, when I entered the room, her bed was still in the upright position. Her eyes were open. Her mouth hung open. She appeared to have died in the act of screaming.
Choking, strangling, gasping for one more breath of air. It is a memory that haunts me to this day. I cannot get my mother's appearance in death out of my head. That morning I felt completely out of place. Lonely, isolated, in a place I no longer belonged.
The hospital staff curtly asked where I wanted my Mother's body sent. Numbly, I named the Crematorium I had chosen. I left the hospital, went to the Crematorium, and made all the necessary arrangements.
The following day, I travelled to Oxford, Ms. A trip my Mother had made with me frequently. I simply had to DO something. I thank you for your indulgence in my re-posting this piece. For me, my experience was an inspirational one. The trip forced me to put one foot in front of the other.
Since the group began its first read in March,William Faulkner has been the author for whom many of our readers have chosen to read his novels and short stories.Apr 29, · [With] William Faulkner's tragic hero, Joe Christmas, in Light in August (), we reach a climax in the history of American tragic writing.
His . Study Guide for Light In August. Light In August study guide contains a biography of William Faulkner, literature essays, quiz questions, major themes, characters, and a full summary and analysis. Light in August is a powerful novel, a book which secures Mr.
Faulkner's place in the very front rank of American writers of fiction.
-- Books of the Century; New York Times review, October Donald Adams/5(38). Light in August’s main protagonist, Joe Christmas, also stands as one of the novel’s most enigmatic characters. An angry man, he is a shadow figure who walks the fringes, treading neither lightly nor comfortably in both the black and white worlds.
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