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Response to That Evening Sun by William Faulkner Katie B The story That Evening Sun by William Faulkner struck a chord deep inside me I identify with Nancy having once been addicted to cocaine myself and I know how it makes a person feel I understand Caddy and Jasons curiosity and selfishness and the way Faulkner uses the childrens questions and arguments to help the plot develop I am partial to tales of the eerie and bizarre and enjoy the undercurrent of horror that is present in much of Faulkners work Additionally Faulkners several blasphemies and references to atheism in his story intentional or not amused me The fact that the name of Nancys violent beau is Jesus pronounced HAY-soos when spoken but which can be taken as the name of Gods son when written may be coincidence but I thought it to be Faulkners way of poking fun at organized religion Throughout the text Jesus is depicted as an aggressive man with noticeable mental problems Jesus is dodging them city po-lice for a while I reckon pg 493 Jesus makes a reference to abortion as well I can cut down the vine it did come off of Jesus said pg 492 something sure to offend any religious person who detected it Faulkner also pushes the envelope on page 495 where he writes Jesus is a nigger Jason said The narrator of the story Quincy mentions twice that his father told the children to stay away from Jesus father told us not to have anything to do with Jesus pg 491 Also near the end of the tale Faulkner writes Jesus is not there he went away a long time ago which I took as a reference to atheism At the start of the story Faulkner also makes veiled references to slavery when he writes Negro women with bundles of clothes almost as large as cotton bales and
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