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The Southern Male Perspective. My Losing Season, Deliverance , and the Sound and the Fury. Pat Conroy. Wrote fictional and autobiographical novels based on his life growing up in a southern military family. He focused a lot on his time playing basketball for the Citadel. James Dickey.

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The southern male perspective

The Southern Male Perspective

My Losing Season, Deliverance, and the Sound and the Fury

Pat conroy

Pat Conroy

  • Wrote fictional and autobiographical novels based on his life growing up in a southern military family.

  • He focused a lot on his time playing basketball for the Citadel

James dickey

James Dickey

  • James Dickey is a southern poet who is know mostly for his novel Deliverance.

William faulkner

William Faulkner

  • Considered on of the most important writers in Southern literature

  • Wrote many of his story’s in a fictitious county based on Oxford, Mississippi where he lived.

  • It was called Yoknapatawpha County

My losing season

My Losing Season

  • Written By Pat Conroy in 2002

  • It is an autobiographical novel describing his time at The Citadel.

  • During this time he had an abusive coach while at home having a worse father.



  • Deliverance, written in 1970, is an adventure novel about four men who go on a canoeing trip that is filled with danger.

  • Bored with their lives at home.



  • During the journey the main characters, Lewis and Ed, are forced to adapt.

  • This trip is necessary for them to be content with their lives.

The sound and t he fury

The Sound And The Fury

  • Written in 1929 By William Faulkner.

  • Story of a deeply rooted southern family, the Compsons

  • Written using a narrative technique called stream of consciousness

T he sound and the fury

The Sound And The Fury

  • The first section is narrated by Benjamin

  • Benjamin is the “idiot” youngest son

  • He cries at anything out of the ordinary

  • Loved three things the pasture, his sister Caddy, and firelight.

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The Sound And The Fury

  • The second section is narrated by Quentin

  • Quentin is the oldest brother

  • The pasture was sold for Quentin to go to Harvard.

  • Feels pressured by the constraints of his culture.

  • He later kills himself.

T he sound a nd the fury

The Sound And The Fury

  • The third section is narrated mostly by Jason

  • The second youngest brother

  • He feels cheated

  • Not given the same chance as Quentin or Caddy

  • He has insurmountable greed

  • He plays the role of the dominate male in the house

Work cited

Work Cited

  • Beck, Warren. "The Antioch Review." Antioch Review 1.1 (1941): 82-94. Web. 18 May 2011. <>.

  • Conroy, pat. My Losing Season. 1st ed. Nan A. Talease, 2002. Print.

  • Dickey, James. Deliverance. 1st ed. Houghton Mifflin, 1970. Print.

  • Faulkner, William. The Sound and The Fury. 2nd Edition. New York, NY: W. W. Norton and Co., 1929. Print.

  • Pladott, Dinah. "William Faulkner: The Tragic Enigma." Journal of Narrative Technique 15.2 (1985): 97-119. Web. 18 May 2011. <>.

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