Answer one question of your choice. Use a 150 word minimum per response paper, and if you need to go over the limit, you may do so.
1. Does it matter that this story is rendered through Sarty's consciousness? What were Faulkner's options, and how would the story be different if he had exercised them?
2. What are the key symbols in the story, and how do they serve the thematic purposes Faulkner had in mind?
3. Do the class issues the story raises have any parallels today?
4. What is the tone of the story and how is it established?