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Faith in Faulkner's Light In August Religion is a big part of this southern planet that Faulkner creates in Light In August. It's also a major theme of the publication. Most characters appear to work with "Lord" and "God" quite often in their own dialogue, which shows that religion is never forgotten by the people of this society. Light in August portrays a kind of religious fundamentalism. Within this fundamentalism, one of the people of the southeast, there's only one proper means of implementing and applying faith in one's life. Characters are continuously attempting to justify killing, hatred, and racism during their faith. The introduction of hatred and racism is the result of every character's belief that theirs would be the sole genuine beliefs and so it's their own duty to carry out the work of God within their own private way and by using their own reasoning. Two characters which are blinded by their very own version of living a religious life are Mr. Hines and Mr. McEachern. I will assert that the obsession with their religion and their view of how it needs to be followed is an ideology that fails all of these characters in their goal. Consequently, the more these figures are confronted by failure the more they attempt to embody God and take action as though they're exactly the Almighty Himself. Paradoxically, when using religion as a shield these figures don't find their own sins. These figures see their sins instead, as the most essential and virtuous deeds and the work of God. From the moment Mr. McEachern picks up Joe Christmas in the foster home he highlights that the importance of faith to Joe. While introducing himself, Mr. McEachern explains to Joe, "I will have you learn soon that the 2 abominations have been sloth and idle believing, the...