Two Short Stories By William Faulkner

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“Spotted Horses” and “Mule in the Yard” are two short stories by William Faulkner that deal with comedic animal chases. Although both provide entertaining examples of Faulkner’s work in very similar settings, on the scale of literary value, “Spotted Horses” rises above “Mule in the Yard” in depth and insight. This superiority is result of both it’s narrative style and character development, which causes “Spotted Horses” to produce an overall more powerful effect …

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…Mule in the Yard” are very entertaining stories by William Faulkner. Despite their common theme of animal chase, setting, and character, a more powerful story is found within “Spotted Horses”. While “Mule in the Yard” is well written and full of comedy, it does not delve as deeply as “Spotted Horses” does. “Spotted Horses” proves broader in scope due to it’s in depth narration style which provides particularly effective humor and development of characters.