“Shall Not Perish”

The link below is to an essay I wrote for English 4795-Faulkner course my last semester at UGA. It is titled

“Cross Over”


for several reasons. First, the themes of the locked door, and crossing over the threshold found in this story. The second reason is due to the Biblical allusions Faulkner so skillfully inserted into his writing.

This research paper I wrote showcases William Faulkner’s short story, “Shall Not Perish”. I found the story desperately inspiring. While seemingly simple, the narrative is profoundly complex.

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