Analysis of Absolom Absolom

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I believe that the Stupen experience embodied the sense of defeat that most southerners felt after the war. The basic ideals and spirit of southern life was destroyed by the war and never to be fully restored again. Their lives were turned upside down by the war and afterwards they did not even have the solace of their previous social status to return to. During the war many people were faced with unthinkable hardships on …

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…but had an optimistic outlook on reinstating his home to its pervious glory but was soon defeated in that endeavor also. He was looked upon by Judith, Clytie, and Rosa as a sign of hope and a savior of sorts but was unable to fill theses shoes. He tried to begin farming again but was unable to cultivate the land due to many factors mostly economical. The role of the planters had drastically changed, he