Collected Stories of William Faulkner Themes

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Racism and prejudice are two ideas that are often addressed in Faulkner's short stories. Slavery is one instance in which the idea of racism comes into play. The story "Red Leaves" gives an interesting view of slavery as it is told from the viewpoint of the Indians. Unlike the white men, the Indians find their Negro slaves troublesome. They often trade them with the white men for horses. Racism is also seen in an interesting view in the story "Mountain Victory." The Tennessean family supports the Northern forces in the Civil War. It is generally recognized that these Northern forces were fighting to set the black slaves free. When faced with a black slave and a southern man whom they believe to be black, they treat them with great hate and disrespect. These actions are highly unexpected from people in support of giving the slaves their...

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