This presentation will discuss the effect of the automobile's influence on crime in the 1920's in relation to William Faulkner's novel, Sanctuary. In this novel, automobiles both enable and limit the characters. They facilitate crimes for the bootleggers as well as give female characters a means of freedom. In the case of the bootleggers the crimes automobiles help them commit are governmentally illegal, but in the case of Temple Drake, Faulkner's main female character, the crimes she is committing with the help of cars, such as going out with a lot of men, are only perceived as criminal in the context of the times. The researcher will be discussing the automobile as a crime catalyst in the novel and how the context of the automobile in the 1920's affected the characters in Faulkner's novel.
|Presenter:||Christina Hedding (Undergraduate Student)|
|Time:||2:45 pm Session IV|
Mediterranean Passages: Religious, Linguistic, and Cultural
8:45 am - 7 pm
Writers Forum: Calvin Trillin