After reading such a detailed and complex novel like "Light in August", I was extremely dissapointed in the ending. Our final LIA quiz asked us if we thought that the last chapter of the book tied in with the rest of the story and whether it was a fitting end to the novel. I was ticked off by the ending of the book because it almost seems as if Faulkner screwed us over. When I talked to fellow classmates about what they thought of this question, they all seemed to think that the final chapter went well with the novel because it provided parallel structure to the first chapter. Yes, it did provide parallel structure, and yes it did tie in with the book, and yes it does make us wonder about the outcomes of Lena, her baby, and Byron... but it just made me think, is that all you've got Faulkner? After being enthralled and captivated in the novel and having to follow every turn of events with complete caution, I expected a huge and awesome ending. The end was basically the same as the beginning, as we see Lena on the road again in search of her "baby daddy". The only thing different in the end is that Lena is accompanied by a baby and a man, and a whole bunch of people are dead. Basically, I now see "Light in August" as one big circle. It might be fine for a less eloquent novel to be shaped like this, but one so complex and intricate as "Light in August" should really have a more suspense filled ending making the reader hungry for more.