The differences between the two novels Women of Brewster's place by Gloria Naylor and As I lay dying by William Faulkner are many and varied. They differ in their tone, style, handling of characters and overall continuity. That, however, is not the topic of this essay. What I will be assessing is how these two authors handle the theme of family. Do they find that family is a support or a trap for the individuals
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In Women of Brewster's place, we find many stories with entrapment in them, but ultimately the family, whether direct or indirect, comes through. Mattie is a surrogate mother, Etta Mae a loving sister, Kiswana a loving child, Ciel a needy daughter, Cora Lee a confused child and Theresa and Louise the odd couple.
All in all a normal dysfunctional family. Just like the Bundren's. Containing many different personalities yet coming out better as a whole.