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AbsalomAbsalom The South in the nineteenth century gave an image of wealth prosperity and class This however was an image not a way of life The road to this kind of life was one of betrayal determination hatred etc The South wanted ownership it wanted something that it could touch and feel not something that it could experience This way of life is best portrayed by William Faulkner in Absalom Absalom This kind of life is desired by many people at some level to show that a person has achieved People need to have something to demonstrate to the public that they have accomplished their dream In Thomas Sutpen is just like any other human being with a dream He wishes to achieve the greatest goal wealth His way of getting to his dream is filled with innocence yet he kills the dreams of others along the way Thomas Sutpen did not realize what he was doing to his own future by trying to construct his dynasty Thomas Sutpens determination betrayal and innocence causes his final downfall William Faulkner proves to the reader that our future is ultimately doomed as a society if we do not realize the mistakes we make and in an attempt to fix them mend the wounds we have created These mistakes both large and small are what will ultimately foretell our future Where did Thomas Sutpens desire for wealth originate from From the moment after he was forced to feel unwanted by those of his kind After that single moment in Sutpens entire life he decided that he could no longer be what other people looked down upon From now on he would be the one to protect and save those who were less fortunate he would take that boy in where he would never again need to stand on the outside of a white door and knock at it and not at all for mere
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