Bayard In William Faulkner's Unvanquished

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Unvanquished by William Faulkner follows young Bayard Sartoris up to the point when he becomes a matured young adult. Bayard Sartoris starts as a playful, carefree, and determined boy with his companion Ringo, who is just the same; then Bayard, his grandmother and their slaves set out with their chest of silver to Alabama which allows him to develop and mature into a responsible adult. The trip that Bayard, Ringo and Granny had taken to go find Colonel Dick along with the people and problems they encountered were contributing factors to Bayard’s development. Bayard helps Granny and remained by her side in most everything she did, but when he was not with her, he was doing as he wished and what he thought was the best and most productive thing…show more content…
While still on board the wagon Bayard and Ringo fall into the river. After the confederate troops have left, the Yankees troops help Bayard and Ringo get the wagon back out of the river and take Granny, Ringo and Bayard back to their camp. Upon arrival, Granny goes to speak to Colonel Dick and she demands the stolen mules and silver back. Colonel Dick, who is more than willing to comply, gives Granny and the boys over one hundred mules and ten chests full of silver. By this point in their journey, Bayard has become more mature and he obeys all of Granny’s orders, which in the end all contributes to his development of his end character. His obedience towards his grandmother and her strict ways of raising him teach Bayard how to be a respectable young adult and teach him right from…show more content…
Ringo, Bayard and Bayard’s father start on building a new bigger house for them to live in, since their previous house was burnt down by the soldiers. Bayard’s father has also begun on building a new railroad for helping the white people and black people as a whole. All of the obstacles and events that happened throughout Bayard’s life contribute to his outlooks and opinions on his young adult life. His grandmother taught him to be a religious and forgiving person and to sin as little as possible, as well as how to be a strong and helpful person to the other around him, making him a stronger and more mature adult that he ends up as in the end. Bayard starts as the playful young boy with Ringo, but together they mature. Bayard’s trip to find Colonel Dick lead him to learn more and it affected him more than he knew. With the departure from his old house to the death of his grandmother and all of the little events in between all contribute to making Bayard the matured and responsible young adult he is in the
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