Essay Topic 1
Discuss the title "The Unvanquished" and why it is an appropriate or inappropriate title for the book. What meaning does this word hold for this story?
Essay Topic 2
Through "The Unvanquished," the reader watches Bayard mature from his idyllic childhood to adulthood. This transition is instigated through both nature and experience. Discuss the affect Bayard's youthful and matured perspectives offer to the book and Faulkner's explanation of the natures of youth and adulthood.
Essay Topic 3
The Sartoris family's adventures are often portrayed in an exaggerated manner, painting aspects of this Civil War story like a tall tale. Discuss Faulkner's tall-tale style in "The Unvanquished." What spin does this place on events? Effect how you see characters? What is his purpose in doing this?
Essay Topic 4
Drusilla, after losing her husband and fiancé to the war, begins to show her true nature: without the traditional constraints of...
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