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  • Jason's Opinions And Relationship With Caddy
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    Opinions of Caddy William Faulkner's The Sound and the Fury is a novel about a family ties and relationships. Within the novel Faulkner examines family and human relationships and reactions. He presents a southern dysfunctional family, which believes that it has been plagued by problems. The basis for character, plot and title comes from an excerpt from Shakespeare's Macbeth: Tomorrow, and tomorrow, and tomorrow Creeps in this petty pace from day to day To the last syllable of recorded time; And...
  • Most Useful In Quentin's Section
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    THE SOUND AND THE FURY William Faulkner's background influenced him to write the unconventional novel The Sound and the Fury. One important influence on the story is that Faulkner grew up in the South. The Economist magazine states that the main source of his inspiration was the passionate history of the American South, centered for him in the town of Oxford, Mississippi, where he lived most of his life. Similarly, Faulkner turns Oxford and its environs, "my own little postage stamp of native so...
  • Jason As The First Sane Compson
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    In the short monologue from William Shakespeare's tragedy, Macbeth, the title character likens life to a tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury. Benjy, a thirty-three year old idiot, begins to relate William Faulkners unfortunate tale of the Compson family in The Sound and the Fury. Just as it is a story told by an imbecile, it is one characterized by sound and fury. Benjys meaningless utterances and reliance on his auditory senses, the perpetual ticking of clocks, Quentins mysterious ban...
  • Caddy's Brother Benji
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    Heart's Darling: Faulkner and Womanhood In William Faulkner's The Sound and The Fury, Caddy Compson is the anchor character because Faulkner himself is so obsessed with her that he is unable bring her down off a platform enough to write words for her. Instead, he plays out his obsession by using her brothers as different parts of himself through which to play out his fantasies and interact with her. Faulkner writes himself into the novel by creating male characters all based on aspects of his ow...
  • Benjy And Quentin To His House
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    Summary of April Seventh, 1928: This section of the book is commonly referred to as "Benjy's section" because it is narrated by the retarded youngest son of the Compson family, Benjamin Compson. At this point in the story, Benjy is 33 years old - in fact, today is his birthday - but the story skips back and forth in time as various events trigger memories. When the reader first plunges into this narrative, the jumps in time are difficult to navigate or understand, although many scenes are marked...
  • End Of The Novel
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    There are four Compson children, and four chapters in The Sound and the Fury. Each of the three previous chapters has been narrated by one of the Compson children; the only one left is Caddy. Since Caddy is in many ways the most important character in the book, it would be natural to expect Caddy to be the narrator of the fourth section. But instead, Caddy is cut out of the novel completely: this chapter is narrated by a third-person omniscient narrator, and the focus of the section, bewildering...
  • Quentin And Caddy
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    The Sound and the Fury Title: The title of this novel is The Sound and the Fury. This title is derived from one of Shakespeare's most intriguing plays, Macbeth. Within Macbeth, Shakespeare describes life as "a tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury". And if life is "a tale told by an idiot", there is justification as to of why Faulkner begins the book through the eyes of Benjy, a thirty-three year old retard. Author: The author of The Sound and the Fury is William Faulkner. He grew up in ...

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