A Persecuted Name: Faulkner\'s Jesus And Jesus Of Nazareth

..aE (76). By placing this metaphor at the beginning, Faulkner is insinuating that these changes, even though modern and efficient, are destructive. Cutting down trees to make way for any new technology takes away from the traditional look of any town in the 1930's. These ideas are portrayed as a bit scary by using the negative connotation of "ghostly.aE "BloodlessaE suggests that there is no sustenance or life either; in this case, both "ghostlyaE and "bloodlessaE refer to the blacks in a way. Faulkner chooses to name a black man Jesus to make a point that can draw a parallel to the name of the Jesus of Nazareth. The name signifies struggle. The old, white south fear blacks in many ways; the blacks are stereotyped in the 1930's as less than clean or righteous; Jesus of Nazareth is also confronted with this stereotype. He is feared by the Romans because of his followings and ideas of change as well. The traditional, old south is extremely against change in any way. The old trees are like the Romans, Jews to Jesus of Nazareth and his followers; they also represent the wh


 
 
 
 
 
 



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