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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. <>.