William Faulkner Writing Styles in Collected Stories of William Faulkner

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Point of View

One of the aspects of writing that Faulkner liked to experiment with was point of view. Almost all of his stories are told with a unique twist on the narrator's point of view. For instance, in "That Will Be Just Fine" the tragic story of a murder is told from the first person point of view of a child. This child interprets the action going on around him in terms of the coming Christmas celebration. Faulkner, however, is able to include enough information in the story that the reader understands what is really happening. Other stories, such as "Barn Burning," are told in the third person point of view but from the child's viewpoint. In other stories, such as "Golden Land," Faulkner actually switches points of view from one character to another during the course of the tale. For instance, the beginning of this story is...

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