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Absalom, Absalom The past, for Faulkner, cannot be completely rejected, but neither should it be the dominant influence on one's present life. Sartoris expresses this view perhaps with more forthrightness than does Absalom, Absalom! : "Yet the man who professes to care nothing about his forebears is only a little less vain than the man who bases all his actions on blood precedent." In looking back
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Unformatted text preview: into the past, Absalom, Absalom! investigates man's efforts to reconstruct the causes which influence man's present actions and tries to determine whether or not these causes stem from the old virtues or from opposite motives....
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