Accession Number : AD1015098


Title :   The Dysfunctional Family Unit and the Putrefaction of the Old South


Descriptive Note : Technical Report


Corporate Author : U.S. Air Force Academy Air Force Academy United States


Personal Author(s) : Christ,Ashley


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/1015098.pdf


Report Date : 17 Dec 2013


Pagination or Media Count : 12


Abstract : William Faulkner, one of the most prolific American writers of the 20th century, examines various themes including race, gender, socioeconomic tensions, the Southern landscape, and the modernist viewpoint of space and time. However, one of Faulkner's most poignant themes woven through each of his works is family, specifically the dysfunctional family unit. In fact, Faulkner uses genealogies and complex family lineage as a metaphor for the ultimate dysfunctional family unit of America and the fratricide between brothers during the Civil War.


Descriptors :   FAMILIES (HUMAN) , CIVIL WAR (UNITED STATES) , history , LITERATURE , CULTURE (SOCIAL SCIENCES)


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE