Master of Arts
James R. Frakes
This thesis indicates the various techniques Faulkner used to delineate the character of Flem Snopes, and shows how the author utilized several narrators to give depth to a flat character. I attempt to demonstrate, too, through notes on the text and comments by critics, how Faulkner deteriorated by his characterization of Flem, lowering him from a supermran to a lonely, pathetic figure who meets his end in no grand way, but is brought to earth by his illegitimate daughter and a "white-trash" sharecropper.
Stahr, Alden J., "Flem Snopes, the epitome of evil in Faulkner's trilogy" (1965). Theses and Dissertations. 3360.