In CliffsNotes on The Sound and the Fury, you explore what is considered to be one of William Faulkner's greatest novels. The Sound and the Fury tells the story of the decline of the once-aristocratic Compson family of Yoknapatawpha County, in northern Mississippi, as told in stream of consciousness by three brothers—Benjamin, Quentin, and Jason.
Summaries and commentaries guide you through each section of the novel, and critical essays help you understand the origin of the book's title, the structure of the book, and Faulkner's stream of consciousness style of writing. Other features that help you study includeA section on the life and background of William FaulknerA special guide to the Benjy section—the most difficult section of the novelAnalyses of the major charactersAn additional critical essay on meaning through motif in the novelReview questions and essay topics
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