제목 : 클라이티 서트펜과 쇼펜하우어의 연민
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- 참 조 : 영미문학페미니즘 제 27권 3호 (2019)  
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William Faulkner’s black heroine Clytie Sutpen in Absalom, Absalom! has not properly raised any calibrated debates among those who are generally discontented with Faulkner’s authorial identity as an alleged southern segregationist. This essay examines Faulkner as a pioneer who attempted to yield unconventional perceptions about the future of white and black men and women. Featuring Clytie Sutpen, I will study how a black woman would eventually rise up to exert power of the Schopenhauerian compassion and take on a savior-like position for the people God quit. Faulkner’s female characters in Absalom, Absalom! are not deified as domestic goddesses of masochistic devotion nor vilified as whores with destructive demoness. Instead, women, same as men, are given primary responsibilities for specific labors in times of peace. Further, when a society seems to face virtual demolition in a deadlock of prejudices about race and gender, humans of compassion choose to make perfect resignation of their own existence and will. The entire surrender of their will, as a manifestation of human self-sacrificing compassion, achieves the salvation of the abandoned society. The only individual destined to carry out this task of salvation in Faulkner’s world proves to be a black female, which indicates that Faulkner was as a futuristic thinker who eventually chose not to be swayed by racial and gender discriminations.



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