Nobel Prize Acceptance Speech and Darl / William Faulkner
Identify an Author’s Purpose
With your partner, discuss how to answer these questions about the author’s purpose.
What point summarizes Faulkner’s message to writers?
a. Tell the truth, even if the truth lacks hope
b. Help the human spirit prevail by writing of endurance
c. Be entertaining, even in light of troubling world events
d. Create something that had not previously existed
What is the correct answer to the question above? How did the information you gathered while reading help you eliminate the incorrect answers?
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