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Essay | Abuse of Authority in the McEchern Family in "Light in August"

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Abuse of Authority in the McEchern Family in "Light in August"

Summary: In the novel "Light in August" by William Faulkner, the McEchern family abuses authority in a variety of ways that carry a result in a broad array of consequences.
Men's abuse of authority has been timeless. Debatably this has been an inescapable domestic tragedy. William Faulkner addressed this issue in his novel Light in August. Abuse of authority was the main problem in the McEchern family. These problems can easily be displayed by examining the relationships within the family and finding the roots of the chaos. Some of these relationships were between the horse and Joe Christmas, Mr. McEchern and Joe Christmas, Mrs. McEchern and Joe Christmas, and finally Mr. McEchern and Mrs. McEchern.

The amount of authority abuse in McEchern family was so massive that even a horse belonging to the family could not avoid being caught in the storm. Joe is cruel while he beats the horse, Joe utilizes horse urging methods far from traditional. This was made quite clear on page 211, after Joe ran the...

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