The parallelism of the complex structure and other literary attributes throughout all of the sections of The Sound and the Fury are developed by looking at the relationships between the contrasting points of view as well as main characters, and the varying levels of consciousness of Benjy and Quentin.
In his early 20s, Faulkner gave poems and short stories he had written to Stone in hopes of their being published. Jason Compson IV — the bitter, racist third child who is troubled by monetary debt and sexual frustration.
However, these bold innovations paved the way for countless future writers to continue to experiment with the possibilities of the English language. Faulkner grew up in the town of Oxford, Mississippi, and eventually returned there in his later years and purchased his famous estate, Rowan Oak.
The last pitiful account of Caddy in the book is when she tries to get a glimpse of her daughter Quentin, who later runs away with a man from a traveling carnival Since the first part already tells what happens to the family, there is no suspense.
She loses her virginity to Dalton Ames in an attempt to deny everything her parents stand for, even if it means losing something that she can never get back. He began to play hooky occasionally and became somewhat indifferent to his schoolwork, instead taking interest in studying the history of Mississippi on his own time beginning in the seventh grade.
This is Benjy's first memory, and he associates Caddy with trees throughout the rest of his arc, often saying that she smells like trees. Style and structure[ edit ] The four parts of the novel relate many of the same episodes, each from a different point of view and therefore with emphasis on different themes and events.
We see him as a freshman at Harvardwandering the streets of Cambridgecontemplating death, and remembering his family's estrangement from his sister Caddy.
Deciding to pass himself off as an Englishman and enlist in the Canadian RAF, he changed the spelling of his name to Faulkner and invented a mythical British family for himself, using a forged letter of reference from one Reverend Edward Twimberly-Thorndyke.
Often referred to as Quentin II or Miss Quentin by readers to distinguish her from her uncle, for whom she was named. In an interview with The Paris Review inFaulkner remarked: Let the writer take up surgery or bricklaying if he is interested in technique. The title of the novel is taken from Macbeth 's famous soliloquy of act 5, scene 5 of William Shakespeare 's Macbeth: Pregnant and alone, Caddy then marries Herbert Head, whom Quentin finds repulsive, but Caddy is resolute: This is the first section that is narrated in a linear fashion.
He suffered a fatal heart attack on July 6,at the age of 64 at Wright's Sanatorium in Byhalia, Mississippi.
Luster turns around to look at Benjy and sees Benjy holding his drooping flower.
In this section we see Benjy's three passions: Let the writer take up surgery or bricklaying if he is interested in technique.A short William Faulkner biography describes William Faulkner's life, times, and work. Also explains the historical and literary context that influenced 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. Published inThe Sound and the Fury is often referred to as William Faulkner's first work of genius.
Faulkner's style is characterized by frequent time shifts, narrator shifts, unconventional punctuation and sentence structure, as well as a stream-of-consciousness technique that reveals the inner thoughts of characters to the reader.
William Faulkner's The Sound and the Fury was first published inright at the end of a decade that had transformed the United States more visibly and intensely than any.
A short William Faulkner biography describes William Faulkner's life, times, and work. Also explains the historical and literary context that influenced The Sound and the Fury. The Folio Society colour-coded edition of William Faulkner's The Sound and the Fury. When William Faulkner was asked by the Paris Review to share his thoughts on the art of fiction inhe.Download