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The Sound and the Fury (Cliffs Notes) - Study Notesby James L. Roberts
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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 YoknapatawphaCounty, 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 include
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A difficult but monumental book, The Sound and the Fury describes the thoughts of three brothers and their relationships to their sister and parents. The story begins with what is called the Benjy section (one of the brothers), which is some of the best stream-of-consciousness writing ever committed
A difficult but monumental book, The Sound and the Fury describes the thoughts of three brothers and their relationships to their sister and parents. The story begins with what is called the Benjy section (one of the brothers), which is some of the best stream-of-consciousness writing ever committed to paper. It makes for a confusing read, but diligence and patience shows the method and beauty behind the seeming madness.
About the Author
A Fullbright scholar at the University of Vienna, JAMES L. ROBERTS was Professor Emeritus at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln. He taught extensively at major universities throughout the world.
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