The Evening Sun Short Story

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Faulkner 's and Toomer 's Short Stories More Similar Than They Seem In both short stories there are many similarities that are displayed throughout the story even though they are both wrote by two different authors, who are not even of the same race. William Faulkner the author of "The Evening Sun" is a white man who was raised in the south and had probably personally seen some of the instances that went on in the south on a first-hand basis. While, Jean Toomer who was the author of "Blood-Burning Moon" was an African-American that wasn 't from the south he was just writing about what was going on in the south during this time in America. Both authors represented the society that the southern African-American and White people were living…show more content…
In "The Evening Sun" there are instances in the story that shows that even though the main characters in the story is African-American 's, they seem to call one another, "negro" when talking about each other. Faulkner presents the African-American society as speaking to one another like this because, that is how they have always been portrayed in their lives by white people. By reading and seeing it in the dialogue used in "The Evening Sun" it makes the reader understand how the African-American people in the society during this time seen themselves, they saw their selves as unimportant, a belittled because of the white men and women calling them "Negros" that 's what they believe they are. "You 'll leave these children unprotected, with that Negro about?" Faulkner clearly displays that even among the same race as African-American men and women talking to one another, they still have a class system that makes some of them better than each other in their own mindset, which shows how they interact between one another. Now, the same point of interactions between the African-American race happens in the story "Blood-Burning Moon", the story shows almost the same exact interpretation as "The Evening Sun" does. It showed that just because two people are the same race as each other, does not mean that they are equals. Toomer presents this in the short story by having the character Louisa a black woman, not be in love with the black man who loved her in the story Tom Burwell, Louisa loved Bob Stone a white man that was family of the land she worked on. Toomer wanted readers to see that just because people are the same race, that does not mean that they are equals. Clearly which is shown in this statement, "But the fact was that he held her to factory town more firmly than he thought for. His black balanced, and pulled against, the white of Stone, when
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