Books Like The Wishing Tree by William Faulkner | Suggested Reading

This Study Guide consists of approximately 7 pages of chapter summaries, quotes, character analysis, themes, and more - everything you need to sharpen your knowledge of The Wishing Tree.
This section contains 205 words
(approx. 1 page at 300 words per page)
Buy The Wishing Tree Short Guide

A number of Faulkner's stories and novels center on the experiences of children and adolescents, including the Civil War and Reconstruction stories of The Unvanquished, the childhood sequences of The Sound and the Fury, the young Chick Mallison's struggle for racial justice in Intruder in the Dust, and the child's-eye view of adults in The Reivers. Although none of these works were written specifically for young readers, all can be read by high-school students.

In The Sound and the Fury, the heroine Caddie Compson resembles Dulcie in a number of ways. Dulcie's quest for knowledge corresponds to Caddie's precocious awareness of such "taboo" subjects as death and sexuality. Both heroines face a tragic future with admirable courage. Also, Dulcie's brothers, George and Dicky, resemble Caddie's brothers, Quentin and Jason.

The black nurse Alice resembles the character of Dilsey. Minor details, such as the association of St. Francis...

(read more)

This section contains 205 words
(approx. 1 page at 300 words per page)
Buy The Wishing Tree Short Guide
Copyrights
Gale
The Wishing Tree from Gale. ©2005-2006 Thomson Gale, a part of the Thomson Corporation. All rights reserved.
Follow Us on Facebook