History Literature / TheSoundAndTheFury

12th Dec '17 8:07:40 PM Eievie
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->''Out, Out, brief candle!\\
Life's but a walking shadow, a poor player\\
That struts and frets his hour upon the stage\\
And then is heard no more: it is a tale\\
Told by an idiot, full of sound and fury,\\
Signifying nothing.''
-->--''{{Theatre/Macbeth}}'', Act V, Scene 5
24th Nov '17 4:12:31 PM Eievie
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24th Nov '17 4:12:20 PM Eievie
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21st Dec '16 2:50:26 PM Discar
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* BrotherSisterIncest: Just to be clear: Caddy and Quentin DID NOT have a sexual relationship, although Quentin spends the entirety of his section ranting about how they did. This is a lie that he told to his father, who made him believe that [[AManIsNotAVirgin A Man Who Is Not A Virgin Is Worthless]].

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* BrotherSisterIncest: Just to be clear: Caddy and Quentin DID NOT have a sexual relationship, although Quentin spends the entirety of his section ranting about how they did. This is a lie that he told to his father, who made him believe that [[AManIsNotAVirgin A Man Who Is Not A Virgin Is Worthless]].father.
12th Aug '16 2:42:47 AM Dirka
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* OneMarioLimit: Averted with Jason and Jason Jr. Also averted with the two Quentins, which is just one of the many, many things which makes Benjy's narrative difficult to follow.

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* OneMarioLimit: OneSteveLimit: Averted with Jason and Jason Jr. Also averted with the two Quentins, which is just one of the many, many things which makes Benjy's narrative difficult to follow.
29th Jun '16 5:30:11 PM nombretomado
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* FunetikAksent: The blacks and Italians in the story have very strong phonetic accents. This was standard at the time - compare HuckleberryFinn.

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* FunetikAksent: The blacks and Italians in the story have very strong phonetic accents. This was standard at the time - compare HuckleberryFinn.Literature/HuckleberryFinn.
26th May '16 6:22:05 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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''The Sound and the Fury'' (1929) is one of WilliamFaulkner's most famous novels. Because it's by William Faulkner, it is both mildly incomprehensible and heart-wrenchingly tragic (once you manage to figure out what's going on). The book, about the [[BigScrewedUpFamily extremely dysfunctional Compson family]], is set in the DeepSouth during the early 1900s. The main story is about the four Compson siblings: Benjy, Quentin, Jason, and Caddy. The book is divided into four sections, each told by a different member of the Compson family. The first section is from the perspective of Benjy, who is mentally disabled and doesn't ''quite'' understand what is going on. The second section is told by Quentin, who by that time has pretty much forsaken his family and is a student at Harvard. Quentin has issues. The third section is told by Jason, and it is the first section that is in any way comprehensible. The last section is a standard third person omniscient narrative focusing on Dilsey, the Compsons' black cook, and the only character who realizes the self-destructive behaviors of the Compsons.

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''The Sound and the Fury'' (1929) is one of WilliamFaulkner's Creator/WilliamFaulkner's most famous novels. Because it's by William Faulkner, it is both mildly incomprehensible and heart-wrenchingly tragic (once you manage to figure out what's going on). The book, about the [[BigScrewedUpFamily extremely dysfunctional Compson family]], is set in the DeepSouth during the early 1900s. The main story is about the four Compson siblings: Benjy, Quentin, Jason, and Caddy. The book is divided into four sections, each told by a different member of the Compson family. The first section is from the perspective of Benjy, who is mentally disabled and doesn't ''quite'' understand what is going on. The second section is told by Quentin, who by that time has pretty much forsaken his family and is a student at Harvard. Quentin has issues. The third section is told by Jason, and it is the first section that is in any way comprehensible. The last section is a standard third person omniscient narrative focusing on Dilsey, the Compsons' black cook, and the only character who realizes the self-destructive behaviors of the Compsons.
7th Feb '16 8:47:01 AM Freshmeat
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''The Sound and the Fury'' (1929) is one of WilliamFaulkner's most famous novels, and considered by many to be his MagnumOpus. Because it's by William Faulkner, it is both mildly incomprehensible and heart-wrenchingly tragic (once you manage to figure out what's going on). The book, about the [[BigScrewedUpFamily extremely dysfunctional Compson family]], is set in the DeepSouth during the early 1900s. The main story is about the four Compson siblings: Benjy, Quentin, Jason, and Caddy. The book is divided into four sections, each told by a different member of the Compson family. The first section is from the perspective of Benjy, who is mentally disabled and doesn't ''quite'' understand what is going on. The second section is told by Quentin, who by that time has pretty much forsaken his family and is a student at Harvard. Quentin has issues. The third section is told by Jason, and it is the first section that is in any way comprehensible. The last section is a standard third person omniscient narrative focusing on Dilsey, the Compsons' black cook, and the only character who realizes the self-destructive behaviors of the Compsons.

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''The Sound and the Fury'' (1929) is one of WilliamFaulkner's most famous novels, and considered by many to be his MagnumOpus.novels. Because it's by William Faulkner, it is both mildly incomprehensible and heart-wrenchingly tragic (once you manage to figure out what's going on). The book, about the [[BigScrewedUpFamily extremely dysfunctional Compson family]], is set in the DeepSouth during the early 1900s. The main story is about the four Compson siblings: Benjy, Quentin, Jason, and Caddy. The book is divided into four sections, each told by a different member of the Compson family. The first section is from the perspective of Benjy, who is mentally disabled and doesn't ''quite'' understand what is going on. The second section is told by Quentin, who by that time has pretty much forsaken his family and is a student at Harvard. Quentin has issues. The third section is told by Jason, and it is the first section that is in any way comprehensible. The last section is a standard third person omniscient narrative focusing on Dilsey, the Compsons' black cook, and the only character who realizes the self-destructive behaviors of the Compsons.
8th Sep '15 7:04:29 PM zymish
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''The Sound and the Fury'' (1929) is one of WilliamFaulkner's most famous novels, and considered by many to be his MagnumOpus. Because it's by William Faulkner, it is both mildly incomprehensible and heart-wrenchingly tragic (once you manage to figure out what's going on). The book, about the [[BigScrewedUpFamily extremely dysfunctional Compson family]], is set in the DeepSouth during the early 1900s. The main story is about the four Compson siblings: Benjy, Quentin, Jason, and Caddy. The book is divided into four sections, each told by a different member of the Compson family. The first section is from the perspective of Benjy, who is mentally retarded and doesn't ''quite'' understand what is going on. The second section is told by Quentin, who by that time has pretty much forsaken his family and is a student at Harvard. Quentin has issues. The third section is told by Jason, and it is the first section that is in any way comprehensible. The last section is a standard third person omniscient narrative focusing on Dilsey, the Compsons' black cook, and the only character who realizes the self-destructive behaviors of the Compsons.

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''The Sound and the Fury'' (1929) is one of WilliamFaulkner's most famous novels, and considered by many to be his MagnumOpus. Because it's by William Faulkner, it is both mildly incomprehensible and heart-wrenchingly tragic (once you manage to figure out what's going on). The book, about the [[BigScrewedUpFamily extremely dysfunctional Compson family]], is set in the DeepSouth during the early 1900s. The main story is about the four Compson siblings: Benjy, Quentin, Jason, and Caddy. The book is divided into four sections, each told by a different member of the Compson family. The first section is from the perspective of Benjy, who is mentally retarded disabled and doesn't ''quite'' understand what is going on. The second section is told by Quentin, who by that time has pretty much forsaken his family and is a student at Harvard. Quentin has issues. The third section is told by Jason, and it is the first section that is in any way comprehensible. The last section is a standard third person omniscient narrative focusing on Dilsey, the Compsons' black cook, and the only character who realizes the self-destructive behaviors of the Compsons.
24th Jul '15 10:21:45 PM Iruparatso
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* InnocentInaccurate: One of the reasons that Benjy's section is difficult to understand is that he himself cannot understand much that is going on around him (he is mentally retarded). While he frequently narrates flashbacks, but he narrates said flashbacks in present tense as if they're happening right now because he has no concept of time.

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* InnocentInaccurate: One of the reasons that Benjy's section is difficult to understand is that he himself cannot understand much that is going on around him (he is mentally retarded). While he frequently narrates flashbacks, but he narrates said flashbacks in present tense as if they're happening right now because he has no concept of time.



* NonPOVProtagonist: Caddy, the main character of the novel, is the only Compson child not to receive a section told from her POV.

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* NonPOVProtagonist: Caddy, the main character of the novel, is the only Compson child not to receive a section told from her POV. This is narratively demonstrated in an anecdote from the Compson siblings' childhood in which Caddy climbs a tree and all her brothers look up to see her panties covered in mud. While Caddy is doing the action, it's her brothers' different points of view of the incident which dictate the course of the novel.



* OneMarioLimit: Averted with Jason and Jason Jnr. Also averted with the two Quentins, which is just one of the many, many things which makes Benjy's narrative difficult to follow.

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* OneMarioLimit: Averted with Jason and Jason Jnr.Jr. Also averted with the two Quentins, which is just one of the many, many things which makes Benjy's narrative difficult to follow.



* ParentalFavoritism: Mrs. Compson only cares for her son Jason, and pays little attention to any of her other children.

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* ParentalFavoritism: Mrs. Compson only cares for her vicious son Jason, and pays little attention to any of her other children.
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