The Sound and the Fury by William FaulknerThe Sound and the Fury is the tragedy of the Compson family, featuring some of the most memorable characters in literature: beautiful, rebellious Caddy; the manchild Benjy; haunted, neurotic Quentin; Jason, the brutal cynic; and Dilsey, their black servant. Their lives fragmented and harrowed by history and legacy, the character’s voices and actions mesh to create what is arguably Faulkner’s masterpiece and one of the greatest novels of the twentieth century.
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Sign up for our newsletters! The novel's title is taken from a monologue spoken by Shakespeare's Macbeth, who has attained the throne of Scotland through murder and has held it through the most brutal violence and tyranny; at this point in the play he has just heard that his wife has killed herself. Out, out, brief candle! How is this passage applicable to the novel? Do you find the novel as pessimistic and despairing as Macbeth's speech?
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All the questions and answers below about the novel were recorded at six separate sessions held during Faulkner's semesters as Writer-in-Residence. It's a little over 9 minutes long Q: Mr. Faulkner, in The Sound and the Fury the first three sections of that book are narrated by one of the four Compson children, and in view of the fact that Caddy figures so prominently, is there any particular reason why you didn't have a section with — giving her views or impressions of what went on? Faulkner, I've been very much interested in what it seems to me you did — maybe you didn't — in The Sound and the Fury , in the character of Caddy. To me she is a very sympathetic character, and perhaps the most sympathetic white woman in the book, and yet we get pictures of her only through someone else's comments and most of these comments are quite hostile and wouldn't lead you to admire her on the surface, and yet I do.
How many parts is the novel divided into? In what American state does Faulkner set the novel? What is the name of the family's mother? How many children do Jason and Caroline Compson have? How does Caroline see her youngest son's affliction? Why does Caroline change Benjamin's name?