The Sound and the Fury | Project Gutenberg Self-Publishing - eBooks | Read eBooks onlineThen this author shows how Faulkner used concepts from the Garden of Eden in structuring his most stunning and difficult stream of consciousness novel The Sound and the Fury. This demonstration includes a section by section and passage by passage analysis of Faulkner's materials, rearranged, marked and explicated in order to make their stunning beauty accessible to the reader. Faulkner converts the struggle of Eve to achieve independent significance relative to a possessive God to the struggle of the Compson children to reach individuality relative to their self-indulgent parents. Sexually potent and courageous Compson daughter Caddy continues Eve's struggle for freedom, but her sterile and follower brothers fail to reach new possibilities in life. Caddy remained Faulkner's favorite character to the end of his life, and he thought her brother Jason, the representative of the Garden serpent, was the most completely evil character he ever created.
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FP now includes eBooks in its collection. Book Details. It employs a number of narrative styles, including the technique known as stream of consciousness, pioneered by 20th-century European novelists such as James Joyce and Virginia Woolf. Published in , The Sound and the Fury was Faulkner's fourth novel, and was not immediately successful. In , however, when Faulkner's sixth novel, Sanctuary, was published—a sensationalist story, which Faulkner later claimed was written only for money—The Sound and the Fury also became commercially successful, and Faulkner began to receive critical attention.
The original CliffsNotes study guides offer expert commentary on major themes, plots, characters, literary devices, and historical background. The latest generation of titles in this series also feature glossaries and visual elements that complement the classic, familiar format. 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 include A section on the life and background of William Faulkner A special guide to the Benjy section -- the most difficult section of the novel Analyses of the major characters An additional critical essay on meaning through motif in the novel Review questions and essay topics Classic literature or modern modern-day treasure -- you'll understand it all with expert information and insight from CliffsNotes study guides.