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William Faulkner’s short novel, The Bear

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William Faulkner’s short novel, The Bear

"The Bear" is a short novel in an anthology that begins in
Yoknapatwpha County sometime after the Civil War. The story deals with
loyalty, honor, truth, bravery, courage, fear, nature, history and choices.
Cleanth Brooks best described this story by saying, "Faulkner's villains do not
respect nature and their fear of it has nothing in common with the fear of the
Lord or with awe in the presence of the divine." (Brooks 149)
In the story, we find a bear that has learned to outwit and survive
hunters for years. It wasn't until they took a beast of the wild and tamed it
before they could even come close to the bear. They took a beast of nature to
kill a beast of nature for their own personal pleasure, for sport...a
conversation piece.

When looking into the history aspect of the story, think of human
actions and how People make radical decisions that may affect the rest of
their lives, or even the lives of others, not even giving a second thought to the
consequences. This book deals with a radical de...

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...ature that one can achieve their highest level of
love for the world. Although it may be hard to get through a few of the
chapters, once you truly understand the meaning of the book, it will stick in
your heart forever.

Work Cited

Brooks, Cleanth. "On the prejudices, predilections, and firm beliefs of
William Faulkner." [Baton Rouge] LSU Press, 1987.

"Six great modern short novels." New York Dell, 1982. 328

Brooks, Cleanth. William Faulkner The Yoknapatawpha County. London
Yale University Press, 1974

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