William Faulkner's "Sanctuary" Analytical Essay by JPWrite

William Faulkner's "Sanctuary"
A look at the theme of discovering the "self" in William Faulkner's novel, "Sanctuary".
# 64550 | 819 words | 1 source | MLA | 2006 | US
Published on Mar 25, 2006 in Literature (American) , English (Analysis)

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This paper summarizes and analyzes William Faulkner's novel, "Sanctuary" and discusses the theme of female sexuality and the main character's journey of self discovery.

From the Paper:

"In William Faulkner's novel, Sanctuary, Horace Benbow runs away from his wife and stepdaughter. In the process of escaping, Horace undergoes an internal discovery of the self. A middle-aged man, Horace experiences a mid-life crisis and journeys in search of the type of female sexuality he believes his wife and daughter cannot offer. None of the men in Sanctuary can escape the influence of female sexuality. Any man caught up in her-female sexuality-web of influence becomes trapped, and doomed. Goodwin, Tommy, and Popeye are dead. Gowan condemns himself for failing to prevent Temple's rape. Horace feels condemned by the influence of female sexuality for marrying the wife of another man, fails to find sanctuary from female sexuality in the other women he encounters, and eventually resolves the problem in a journey of his own mind."

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