Three Famous Short Novels Setting & Symbolism

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Mississippiappears in Spotted Horses, The Old Man, The Bear

All of the stories take place in Mississippi, Faulkner's home state.

Armstid's Five Dollarsappears in Spotted Horses

Henry Armstid tries to buy one of Buck Hipps' horses with his last five dollars.

Tull's Wagonappears in Spotted Horses

Eck's horse destroys Tull's wagon.

State Farmappears in The Old Man

The story's two main characters are convicts serving their time on a state-run plantation.

Action Novelsappears in The Old Man

The tall convict is enticed into trying to rob a train by reading romanticized accounts of the lives of famous train robbers like Jesse James.

The Old Man / Mississippi Riverappears in The Old Man

The Mississippi River—referred to in the story as "The Old Man"—floods and the tall convict...

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