Sound and the Fury

Sound and the Fury - The Sound and the Fury By William...

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The Sound and the Fury By William Faulkner I have to say that this book was one of the most difficult reads of the year. Even though we were forewarned of the book’s chronological ‘problems,’ it was still a shock. Supposedly this is one of Faulkner’s best books and I understand why- its themes were brilliant, its characters fascinating. The book follows the downfall of an old aristocratic southern family, the Compson’s. The Compson family consists of Jason III and Caroline, father and mother respectively, and their children in order of birth- Quentin, Candace, Jason IV, and Benjamin. Besides following the downfall of the family, it centers on obsessions with Caddy (Candace) by her brothers. The book is in written in four different sections, each with a different narrator. First, Benjy narrates, and then Quentin, followed by Jason, and finally the writer narrates. One of the more interesting details of the story was Benjy’s own name. He was born Maury Compson, but when he was found to be severely mentally
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This essay was uploaded on 04/20/2008 for the course ENG 104 taught by Professor Carter during the Spring '08 term at Kentucky.

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