Open Question: William Faulkner On 'The Past'

In 'Requiem For A Nun', William Faulkner famously said that "The past is never dead. It's not even past." What do you think Faulkner meant by this? Is the past ever in 'really in the past'?

In 'Requiem For A Nun', William Faulkner famously said that "The past is never dead. It's not even past."

What do you think Faulkner meant by this? How might you relate his quotation to American history and contemporary events?

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