Collectively, these various ways in which Faulkner indicates articulation and thought cohere to form a rich, fractured, ever-shifting portrait of individuals with divided interests, unconscious motivations, unstable psyches, and competing perspectives. Faulkner thus uses language to approximate as realistic a portrayal of the human condition and the complexities of consciousness as possible. In doing so, he creates multifaceted portraits of humans in all their flaws and subjective bias—people whose perceptions of the world are often blurred by prejudice, misinterpretation, self-delusion, and deep and blinding personal need.