An Analysis of the Termination of Credit Business in Faulkner’s The Hamlet

Xiuguo Huang


Flem’s economic reformation especially his replacement of credit business by cash business in Varner’s Store in The Hamlet marked the social transition from a more traditional, closer and bonded community to a rather detached, rational and mechanical commercial society. The description in The Hamlet to a certain extent revealed Faulkner’s revulsion at the inhumanity embodied in Flem’s success.

Keywords: The Hamlet, Credit Business, Social Transition

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