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The Sound and the Fury by William Faulkner - In William Faulkner’s novel, The Sound and the Fury, the decline of southern moral values at the close of the Civil War was a major theme. This idea was portrayed by the debilitation of the Compson family. Each chapter of the novel was a different characters’ interpretation of the decaying Compson family. Benjy, Quentin, and Jason Compson were three members of the Compson family who had their own section in the novel. Their unique ideas contributed to the reader’s understanding of the novel. In his novel, The Sound and the Fury, William Faulkner’s characters’ relationship with time played a significant role in the novel....   [tags: The Sound and the Fury ] 1488 words
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The Sound and the Fury by William Faulkner - William Faulkner is a celebrated American author. A native of the south, many of his novels have a southern influence and often revolve around a common theme: the fall of the South. These novels contain elements and characteristics similar to those of the south after the Civil War. Faulkner symbolizes the fall of the south throughout his novel The Sound and the Fury by illustrating how the male characters are weaker than the female characters. Jason Compson III, the father of the Compson family, is considered a weak character due to flaws in his personality....   [tags: The Sound and the Fury ]
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The Sound and the Fury - The Sound and the Fury: Chronology of Despair Three little boys watch wearily and fearfully as their sister shimmies quickly up a tree to peer through the window of a dilapidated Southern farmhouse. Our attention focuses neither on her reaction to the festivities commencing in the house, nor on the danger suspended nervously in the dusky air as the tiny image worms up the tree trunk. Sensing the distress apparent in the boys’ words and actions, our eyes rivet to the same thing that fills their faces with apprehension—the dark and muddied stain of filth firmly planted on the bottom of the little girl’s underpants....   [tags: Sound Fury]
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Similarities And Differences Of Characters In The Sound And The Fury - The Sound and the Fury is a compelling story that shows different aspects of a family that is slowly deteriorating. William Faulkner made it clear that one of the most important aspects of this novel is the theme of loss. Faulkner gave the views of four different individuals who all had one main obsession, their sister Caddy, who in a way symbolizes the loss that each person endures and the deterioration of the south. Caddy, who did not have a part in the novel to tell her side of the story, was viewed very differently by each of her brothers....   [tags: Sound Fury Characters] 1310 words
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Sound and The Fury - Sound and The Fury William Faulkner's The Sound and The Fury is a complicated story of tragedy, lies, and destruction. The whole Compson family is filled with negativity and bad decisions. The family is broken down little by little until it is finally destroyed. Ms. Compson is supposed to be in control but she is a neurotic self-centered woman that escapes responsibility by depending on Dilsey for every need. Ms Compson also created hostility between the Family. Jason, the head of the family since their father died, is always knowing but only cares for himself....   [tags: Faulkner Sound and the Fury Essays] 682 words
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The Strength of Dilsey in The Sound and the Fury - The Strength of Dilsey in The Sound and the Fury In The Sound and the Fury, the fated Compson family is a portrayal of both the declining old South and the new South that rose demonically out of its ruins. Through the Compsons, Faulkner personifies at once the mournful self-pity of a fallen gentry, and in Jason, the embittered rage and resentment of those who come after the fall. Throughout the novel, Dilsey is the one quiet fortitude in this irredeemably tragic and fallen family. One of the first indications of Dilsey's strength in the Compson house is attested to by the fact that she can tell time from the warped clock that hangs in the kitchen....   [tags: Faulkner Sound and the Fury Essays]
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Shakespeare in the Sound and the Fury - Shakespeare in the Sound and the Fury   The "Tomorrow" soliloquy in Act V, scene v of the Shakespearean tragedy Macbeth provides central theme and imagery for The Sound and the Fury.  Faulkner may or may not agree with this bleak, nihilistic characterization of life, but he does examine the characterization extensively.               Tomorrow, and tomorrow, and tomorrow             Creeps in this petty pace from day to day             To the last syllable of recorded time;             And all our yesterdays have lighted fools             The way to dusty death.  Out, out brief candle....   [tags: Sound and the Fury Essays]
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The Sound and the Fury by William Faulkner - The Sound and the Fury by William Faulkner One of the main realities of human existence is the constant, unceasing passage of time. The Sound and the Fury by William Faulkner explores this reality of time in many new and unexpected ways as he tells the tragic tail of the Compson family. The Compsons are an old Southern aristocratic family to whom time has not been kind. Years of degeneration mainly stemming from slavery have brought them to the brink of destruction. Most of the story focuses on the Compson children who are undergoing the worst of the social and moral decay....   [tags: Slavery The Sound and the Fury Essays] 1024 words
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Structures Used in The Sound and the Fury - Structures Used in The Sound and the Fury In “Christian and Freudian Structures”, Carvel Collins points out some interesting systems used by Faulkner in The Sound and The Fury. Collins refers to the first system Faulkner uses as a Christian structure, which shows how all three Compson sons are in parallel with Christ. When discussing the Christian structure, Collins says that it is important for the reader to know that three of the four sections are set on Easter Sunday and the two days preceding it (71)....   [tags: Sound and the Fury Essays]
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Quentin's Struggle in The Sound and the Fury - Quentin's Struggle in The Sound and the Fury       Too much happens...Man performs, engenders so much more than he can or should have to bear.  That's how he finds that he can bear anything.         William Faulkner (Fitzhenry  12) In Faulkner's The Sound and the Fury, we are given a character known as Quentin, one who helps us more fully understand the words of the author when delivering his Nobel Prize acceptance speech "The young man or woman writing today has forgotten the problems of the human heart in conflict with itself" (The Faulkner Reader  3).  Quentin engenders so much more than he can or should have to bear, as the opening quote by Faulkner suggests is the fate of al...   [tags: Sound and the Fury Essays]
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Societal Symbology in The Sound and the Fury - Societal Symbology in The Sound and the Fury A group of independent scientists and historians had determined that mankind was destined to self- destruct in twenty years, despite the best efforts of those who would change the world. Within days of the dire pronouncement, civilization had reverted to its component personality types - revealing the fundamental essence of every person who had heard the news. There were those unable to deal with the imminent doom of the human race, who went home and withdrew into themselves....   [tags: The Sound and the Fury Essays] 1276 words
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The Sound and the Fury by William Faulkner - The Sound and the Fury by William Faulkner William Faulkner’s The Sound and the Fury is a novel that depicts the loss of traditional Southern values after the Civil War. This corruption is shown through the Compson family, whose notions of family honor and obsession with their family name are the driving force in severing all the ties that once held them together. Mr. Compson tries to instill these notions into his four children, but each is so occupied by their own beliefs and obsessions that this effort results in a house that is completely devoid of love and consumed by self-absorption....   [tags: Sound fury william Faulkner Essays] 445 words
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A Psychoanalytic Approach to Faulkner's The Sound and the Fury - A Psychoanalytic Approach to Faulkner's The Sound and the Fury    In Faulkner's work, The Sound and the Fury, Caddy is never given an interior monologue of her own; she is seen only through the gaze of her brothers, and even then only in retreat, standing in doorways, running, vanishing, forever elusive, forever just out of reach.  Caddy seems, then, to be simultaneously absent and present; with her, Faulkner evokes an absent presence, or the absent center of the novel, as André Bleikasten and John T....   [tags: Sound and the Fury Essays]
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Sanity and Insanity in Faulkner's The Sound and the Fury - Sanity and Insanity in Faulkner's The Sound and the Fury Quentin Compson, the oldest son of the Compson family in William Faulkner's novel, The Sound and the Fury, personifies all the key elements of insanity. Taking place in the imaginary town of Jefferson, Mississippi, the once high class and wealthy Compson family is beginning their downfall. Employing a stream of consciousness technique narrated from four points of view, Benjy, the "idiot child," Jason the cruel liar, cheat, and misogynist, Quentin the introvert, and the author narrating as a detached observer, Faulkner creates the situation of a completely dysfunctional family....   [tags: Faulkner Sound and the Fury Essays] 1202 words
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Quentin's Passion and Desire in The Sound and the Fury - Quentin's Passion and Desire in The Sound and the Fury   As Quentin Compson travels through the countryside with his college friends, the reality of the situation becomes terribly confused by memories and past feelings. After a little girl follows him for miles around town, his own sexuality reaches the forefront of his consciousness and transforms itself into disjointed memories of his sister Caddy. Quentin's constant obsession in William Faulkner's The Sound and the Fury, surrounds a defining sexual act with his sister....   [tags: Faulkner Sound and the Fury Essays]
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William Faulkner’s The Sound and the Fury - William Faulkner’s The Sound and the Fury In William Faulkner’s The Sound and the Fury, the image of honeysuckle is used repeatedly to reflect Quentin’s preoccupation with Caddy’s sexuality. Throughout the Quentin section of Faulkner’s work, the image of honeysuckle arises in conjunction with the loss of Caddy’s virginity and Quentin’s anxiety over this loss. The particular construction of this image is unique and important to the work in that Quentin himself understands that the honeysuckle is a symbol for Caddy’s sexuality....   [tags: Faulkner Sound Fury Essays]
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Critiques of Faulkner’s Sound and Fury - Critiques of Faulkner’s Sound and Fury After reading through a large chunk of criticism, it seems clear to me how David Minter, editor of our edition, hopes to direct the readers’ attentions. I was rather dumbstruck by the number of essays included in the criticism of this edition that felt compelled to discuss Faulkner and the writing of The Sound and the Fury seemingly more than to discuss the text itself. Upon going back over the essay, I realized that Minter’s own contribution, “Faulkner, Childhood, and the Making of The Sound and the Fury,” is a prime example of such “criticism of the text” that focuses on the author, his creation of the text as a process, and the author’s self-profes...   [tags: Faulkner’s The Sound and the Fury] 864 words
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The Cemetary and Loss in Faulkner’s The Sound and Fury - The Cemetary and Loss in Faulkner’s The Sound and Fury On the sixth page of the novel The Sound and The Fury, Caroline Compson informs her son Jason that she and her other son Benjy are "going to the cemetery." The sense of loss that runs through much of Faulkner's work, especially The Sound and The Fury, can be found in the quiet, black-and-white world of the dead. In a cemetery one is reminded of lives lost and lost lives. Faulkner honors both in his novel. The story reveals a multilayered cacophony of loss....   [tags: Faulkner’s The Sound and the Fury] 510 words
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The Fall of the Compson Family in Faulkner’s The Sound and the Fury - The Fall of the Compson Family in Faulkner’s The Sound and the Fury That Faulkner’s title for his complicated The Sound and the Fury comes from Macbeth is common knowledge, and reading the novel only confirms Faulkner’s choice as sound. Certainly there is an almost constant desire to behead characters so as to quiet their almost constant “bellering.” The common theme critics identify in the novel is the terrible fall of the Southern aristocracy, yet I cannot help but think that there was not, by that time, far to fall, at least not in the case of the Compson family....   [tags: Faulkner’s The Sound and the Fury] 596 words
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Free College Essays - Chaos in The Sound and the Fury - The Sound and the Fury - Chaos A key theme in William Faulkner’s novel The Sound and the Fury is the deterioration of the Compson family. May Brown focuses on this theme and explains that Quentin is the best character to relate the story of a family torn apart by” helplessness, perversion, and selfishness.” In his section, there is a paradoxical mixture of order and chaos which portrays the crumbling world that is the core of this novel. The most important element in Quentin’s section is his obsession with time....   [tags: Sound and the Fury Essays] 454 words
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Analysis of Memory and Time in Faulkner’s The Sound and the Fury - Sartre and Brooks’ Literary Critiques: Analysis of Memory and Time in Faulkner’s The Sound and the Fury “History is the witness that testifies to the passing of time.” Cicero presaged the study of historical memory and conceptions of time, which assumes that what and how we remember molds our past into something more than a chronological succession of events. Ever more appreciative of the subjectivity of recollection, we grasp that without memory, time passes away as little more than sterile chronology....   [tags: Faulkner’s The Sound and the Fury] 929 words
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Bleikasten’s Literary Analysis of Faulkner’s The Sound and the Fury - Bleikasten’s Literary Analysis of Faulkner’s The Sound and the Fury By focusing on the figure of Caddy, Bleikasten’s essay works to understand the ambiguous nature of modern literature, Faulkner’s personal interest in Caddy, and the role she plays as a fictional character in relation to both her fictional brothers and her actual readers. To Bleikasten, Caddy seems to function on multiple levels: as a desired creation; as a fulfillment of what was lacking in Faulkner’s life; and/or as a thematic, dichotomous absence/presence....   [tags: Faulkner’s The Sound and the Fury] 836 words
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The Sound and The Fury - The Sound and the Fury is a compelling novel written by William Faulkner. It was released in 1929, during an era called the Roaring 20s. This was a time during which literature reflected drastic changes in society, as well as the consumerism that emerged from the invention of the automobile. Faulkner, contrastingly, explores the themes of love and morality in this novel. But most importantly, its message of sorrow and moral decay are incomparable to any other novel. In The Sound and the Fury, through the use of Caddy, William Faulkner is able to portray the theme of misfortune: how each of her three brothers (Benjy, Quentin, and Jason) copes with it, ultimately contributing to how the family...   [tags: William Faulkner, literary analysis]
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The Sound and the Fury, by William Faulkner - When William Faulkner first published his novel, The Sound and the Fury, in 1929, it was not only heavily criticized, but also highly expirimental. Faulkner pioneered the road to literary modernism by completely abandoning most traditional forms and structures of writing. Faulkner’s framework behind the structure of The Sound and the Fury can be seen in the way that he divided the book into four segments. With each segment being told through a different character’s point of view, the story branches out and many details are revealed, including the varying ways each Compson brother interacts with time ....   [tags: Time, Literary Devices] 1341 words
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The Sound and the Fury: Noblesse Oblige - The Sound and the Fury: Noblesse Oblige William Faulkner wrote The Sound and the Fury with many underlying themes. The most prominent theme in my opinion is noblesse oblige. Faulkner expresses The Compson’s noblesse oblige as they respond to a tragedy that affects each character in a unique way. Catherine, Jason, Quentin, and even Benjy executes a “responsibility to protect” their daughter and sister Caddy throughout the entire novel, protecting the noblesse oblige held by this family. Noblesse oblige is defined as “the moral obligation of the rich or highborn to display honorable and generous conduct”....   [tags: William Faulkner, moral obligation, responsibility]
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The Sound And The Fury - 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 soil," into Yoknapatawpha County, the mythical region in which he sets the novel (76)....   [tags: essays research papers] 2672 words
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The Sound and the Fury - 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 Oxford, Mississippi....   [tags: essays research papers] 2566 words
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The Sound and The Fury - The Sound and the Fury This novel revolves around the rise and the fall of the aristocratic 19th century Southern Compsons that advocated conventional Southern values. In that dynamism and the muting family norms, the rival upsurge was the changing role of men and women. This is true, as men used to enjoy their authority, dominance, power, masculinity, valiancy, virtuous strength, determination, and courtliness over women and in the society while the role played by the women was similar to putting a showpiece in the form of feminine purity, elegance, and chastity....   [tags: essays research papers] 950 words
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The Sound and the Fury - The Sound and the Fury The first main point that Cleanth Brooks makes is that the story is told through one obsessed consciousness after another. Brooks response to this is that the “readers movement through the book is a progression from murkiness to increasing enlightenment, and this is natural since we start with the mind of an idiot, go on next through the memories and reveries of the Hamlet-like Quentin, and come finally to the observations of the brittle, would-be rationalist Jason.”1 His second main point is that each section with the brothers represents their different conceptions “of love they imply.”2 Benjys being the most simple childlike form, Quentin love being...   [tags: Papers] 980 words
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The Destructive Nature of Time: The Sound and the Fury - The passage and oppressive nature of time in one of the most important themes in William Faulkner’s The Sound and the Fury. Throughout the novel the men of the Compson family are concerned with time in varying ways. How they deal with this seems to dominate their lives and the plot of the novel. Each of the three men in the newest generation of the family, Benjamin, Quentin, and Jason all struggle against it and this leads to the ultimate destruction of the family. While the obsession varies between these men in both style and severity, it does lead these men down the paths that they take....   [tags: Literature Review]
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The Sound and the Fury: Riding the Stream of Conciousness - ... Through Benjy, the reader is able to see how Caddy leaving has made a deep impact on the Compsons. Although being the most difficult character to understand throughout the novel, he is the most transparent. Quentin's section goes back to the day of his suicide. This section is compiled out of his jumbled inner thoughts before he kills himself. The use of the stream of consciousness helps demonstrate Quentin's puzzlement and astonishment toward both Caddy and the concept of time (Alirezazadeh)....   [tags: William Faulkner novel analysis]
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The Sound and the Fury - Representation of Cultural Change - The Sound and the Fury, by William Faulkner, is an excellent representation of culture change in America during the 1920s. The interaction between the Black servants and their white employers portray a sense of the feeling that the South was going through because they knew that times were changing, aristocracy was slowly diminishing and Modernism was rapidly rising. One of the strongest characters in the novel is Dilsey, who narrates the last part of the novel. She is represented as a grandmother figure, a black servant to the Compson family....   [tags: litarary criticism] 1798 words
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The Character of Benjy in The Sound and the Fury - The Character of Benjy in The Sound and the Fury 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 Faulkner’s 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.” Benjy’s meaningless utterances and reliance on his auditory senses, the perpetual ticking of clocks, Quentin’s mysterious bantering, the insignificant accompaniment....   [tags: Papers] 1190 words
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William Faulkner's The Sound and The Fury - 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 own personality....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Changing Times Depicted in Faulkner's The Sound and the Fury - In The Sound and the Fury written by William Faulkner, Faulkner bases this story in theImaginary town of Jefferson, Mississippi. The Compson’s are a rich middle class family that has four children that seem to have problems with the thought of letting time move forward. What the family seems to experience is the dividing of the family Quentin Compson the eldest son of the Compson family that personifies all the key elements of insanity that seems to be taken place in the imaginary town of Jefferson Mississippi, they once had high class and wealth....   [tags: Literary Analysis] 688 words
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Inquest for a Soul in The Sound and The Fury by William Faulkner - In William Faulkner’s novel, The Sound and The Fury, he explicitly engenders Caroline Compson in order to allow her character to make a strong impression on any reader. With that engenderment it causes a seemingly abortive meaning of her importance to the novel. Granting that she appears as a negative character throughout the novel, if looked at closer, she makes a noticeable gyration at receiving sympathy from readers, due to her vast confusions of what is expected of her. Even though, Caroline is a non-sympathetic character who exhibits a demeanor of selfishness, egotistical behaviors and the lack of affection, with a different perspective, one might extract more compassion and understandi...   [tags: Caroline Compson, Benjamin]
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Love and Guilt in Sophie's Choice and in Sound and Fury - ... In Faulkner's novel, guilt is represented in a similar way. Quentin Compson grew up admiring his older sister Caddy. One way he showed his fondness for Caddy is by telling their father that he had committed incest with her and had impregnated her. He did this to conceal the truth about Caddy; that she became pregnant from her secret lover. Although his efforts were great, Quentin could not convince their family about him fathering his sister's child. Caddy was sent off, leaving her newly born daughter at the Compson house....   [tags: William Styron, William Faulkner, novel analysis]
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Major Themes in Faulkner’s The Sound and The Fury - What themes do you see in the novel. Faulkner’s The Sound and The Fury, has numerous themes. While reading the novel, several themes stood out to me more than others. From the beginning of the book, we see how time, the past and its meaning play a large role in each characters life. This fixation on the past and guilt from the past also gives way to the theme of family honor and how that plays into the aristocratic life of the Compson family. The first chapter is narrated by Benjy, a person with both physical and mental disabilities....   [tags: time, guilt, honor] 979 words
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The Significance of Order and Pattern in The Sound and the Fury by William Faulkner - The Sound and the Fury ends with Luster and Benjy's unfortunate journey to the cemetery to visit Mr. Compson and Quentin's tombs, a trip that Benjy makes every Sunday. The chaos that ensues in this scene proves to be an interesting analysis for the conclusion of the novel. It demonstrates to the reader that the Compson family is truly unable to escape its patterns of thought and behavior. This important theme of the novel is shown throughout the novel, through Quentin’s obsession with time and the guilt he feels over Caddy’s situation, Mr....   [tags: chaos, cemetery, tombs]
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The Sound and the Fury, Caddy Compson by William Faulkner - Values are instilled from generation to generation ensuring that society is able to function with a sense of order. However, if humans grow mired in greedy and lustful intentions and expectations and allow these values to decline, then their lives are set up for gradual destruction. In William Faulkner’s iconic novel, The Sound and the Fury, Caddy Compson illustrates this decline in values as readers observe the results of her downfall on everyone who depends on her. Despite illustrating her as a strong and independent mother-figure, Faulkner uses Caddy's decline to argue that unrealistic and cumbersome expectations can lead to an erosion in personal values....   [tags: expectations, caddy]
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The Sound and the Fury and The Crying of Lot 49 - The Sound and the Fury and The Crying of Lot 49 It is fitting to discuss the recollection of the past in an age advancing to an unknown futurity and whose memories are increasingly banished to the realm of the nostalgic or, even worse, obsolete. Thomas Pynchon and William Faulkner, in wildly contrasting ways, explore the means by which we, as individuals and communities, remember, recycle, and renovate the past. Retrospection is an inevitability in their works, for the past is inescapable and defines, if not dominates, the present....   [tags: comparison Compare Contrast essays] 2400 words
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The Sound And The Fury (madison Scouts) - The roar of extreme sound emanates from a football field. It is clear that this is not an ordinary high school marching band playing at a football game. These are Drum and Bugle Corps, boasting an instrumentation of all brass and percussion instruments. This arrangement of instruments can create an enormous amount of sound, sometimes louder than a rock music concert. Due to their thorough auditioning processes, they have a group of musicians, who can play extremely well, all of whom are brought together to entertain the crowds on their three month tour in the summer....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Unreliable Narrators in The Sound and the Fury, The Catcher in the Rye, and The Hunger Games - When a child is born, he or she does not see the same things an adult sees. The baby does not understand language and cannot make the distinction between races or gender or good and evil. While it is impossible to go back in time, novels allow readers to take on a new set of eyes for a few hours or days. They give a new perspective to the world, and sometimes provide a filter to the things seen in the world. Unreliable narrators give authors the flexibility to lie to and withhold information from readers, providing new perspectives into the narrator as well as the other characters of the novel....   [tags: Literary Analysis] 952 words
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Family and Human Relationships in The Sound and Fury by William Faulkner - Family and Human Relationships in The Sound and Fury by William Faulkner 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 all our yesterdays have lighted fools The way to dusty death....   [tags: Papers] 1027 words
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Celie and Caddy of Color Purple and Sound and the Fury - Celie and Caddy of Color Purple and Sound and the Fury Reminisce of the days of being a child. What comes to mind. Feeling free and innocent. Basically, what society views childhood to be. Unfortunately, many children have horrible childhoods, suffering from abusive parents. Bad childhood stems from bad parents. Every ten seconds go by, and a parent abuses his child. Acts of rebellion, loss of self-esteem, lack of confidence-all factors are the results from a child being abused. Sadly, sometimes society ignores that aspect....   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays] 1277 words
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Dreams Deferred in William Faulkner´s The Sound and the Fury and Sandra Sineros The House on Mango Street - Dreams Deferred Tragedy is an ever present part of life, whether it be illness, inability, death or anything else, it takes its toll on everyone. A very common tragedy found in literature and daily life is the loss of dreams, in Langston Hughes’s poem “A Dream Deferred” Hughes poses the question of what truly happens to a deferred dream: “What happens to a dream deferred. Does it dry up… Or fester like a sore… Does it stink like rotten meat. Or crust and sugar over...Or does it explode?” The outcome of lost dreams differs for each individual and their attitude....   [tags: tragedy, attitude, sterotypes, dreams] 582 words
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