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Light in August

Light in August

by William Faulkner

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Character Role Analysis

Joe Brown to Joe Christmas

In contrast to Christmas's serious, private demeanor, Joe Brown is boisterous, loud, and usually drunk. He rats out Christmas to the police, causing him to be caught and ultimately murdered by Percy Grimm.


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