Everything you need to understand or teach Light in August by William Faulkner.
Light in August is a classic novel written by a master storyteller. William Faulkner's writings are often meditative in nature, and Light in August is a powerful but grim meditation on racism, religious intolerance, and the plight of women in Depression-era Mississippi. Faulkner brings these themes to life through the characters of Lena Grove and Byron Bunch. Lena is a disadvantaged but determined young woman, who sets out to find the wayward father of her soon-to-be-born babe. Instead of the father, shiftless Lucas Burch, she is directed to Byron Bunch, a co-worker of Burch's with a similar name. This mistake proves to her benefit, as Byron quickly falls in love with her and is willing to give her the home and security which the child's father fails to provide.
The heart of the story, however, focuses on another co-worker of Burch and Bunch, named Joe Christmas. Christmas has been a... View more of the Light in August Summary
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