The Sound and the Fury

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  • Essay Comparing Faulkner's The Sound And The Fury

    In The Sound and the Fury, William Faulkner introduces us to the Compsons, a white Southern family living in post-Civil War Mississippi. The family is comprised of an alcoholic father named Jason III, a neglectful, hypochondriac mother named Caroline, and their four children. The Compsons have three sons: Quentin the eldest, Jason IV and Benjy the youngest, who is also severely mentally handicapped. In addition, there is a daughter named Candace, also called Caddy, who does not have her own voice in the story. Through the narration of her three brothers, we watch as Caddy transforms from a precocious little girl into a promiscuous young woman, who soon discovers herself pregnant out of wedlock. Frantic not to bring shame and dishonor to her…

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  • Faulkner Influences

    and it suggests that the Negro is part of Faulkner 's creative impulse" (Davis 15). A black man named Tobe, is a side character in the story “A Rose for Emily”. Tobe is Emily’s servant and takes care of Emily throughout her life. Faulkner writes,"an old man-servant – a combined gardener and cook" (Faulkner 1). Tobe takes care of Emily just like Mammy took care of Faulkner. Faulkner shows the impact of Mammy towards his life in his story “Go Down, Moses” as he seems to mirror her saying "Who…

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  • Sound And Fury Analysis

    "Sound and Fury," a documentary by Josh Aronson, is a compelling story of a struggle between two cultures; the hearing community and the deaf community, grounded in a conflict between members of one family, split over the perceptions and beliefs of what it means to be"normal." It is a film about identity and culture, belonging and being an outsider, misconceptions and a desire to be understood. It is a film about the struggles of a cultural minority to find its place and acceptance in the…

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  • Sound And Fury Summary

    The documentary Sound and Fury, focuses on the Artinian family and their decision on if their children should have a cochlear implant or stay deaf, remaining in the deaf community. The main conflict is determining if they are making the right decision for their child. Sound and Fury revolves around two families who have deaf children. One family, who is hearing, has a deaf infant. While the other child, Heather a four and a half year old, is from a deaf family. The issue here, is Heather…

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  • Stream Of Consciousness In As I Lay Dying By William Faulkner

    As I Lay Dying by William Faulkner is the story of the Bundren family. The reader follows the quest of the Bundren’s before and after the death of the matriarch, Addie. Stream of Consciousness is used to relate from each Addie’s husband, their children, and several neighbors point-of-view. Through the consciousness of each of the characters the story of their “epic” journey to bury Addie in Jefferson and the events that ensue. The telling of the story each character’s true motives for traveling…

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  • Examples Of Allegory In The Sound And The Fury

    In William Faulkner’s novel “The Sound and the Fury,” Faulkner employs specific forms of symbolism, imagery, and allegory to depict the corrupt aristocratic values held by the Compson family in order to portray the shifting social values seen in all of American aristocratic society in the South during the early twentieth century. While symbolism functions primarily to depict the traditional social values of the South, imagery is used to vividly illustrate the promiscuous behavior of women that…

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  • Symbols In The Sound And The Fury

    The symbols of time and shadow play a major part in the novel, The Sound and the Fury. As a whole, these symbols represent the Compson’s fall from glory. As time passes since the days when the Compson family was in its heyday, the family slowly falls to ruin. Morals are lost in the flood of self-pity and self-absorption while the family bonds weaken and break. In the midst of the family’s decay, time and shadows take on different meanings for each of the characters. Quentin, running from his…

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  • Themes In Sylvia Sylviah's Mirror By Sylvia Plath

    Sylvia Plath had a troubled life. She tried to commit suicide once, but failed. She ended up marrying and having two kids, but the marriage ended in divorce. She later tried to commit suicide again, this time she succeeded. As seen in the poem Mirror, if we aren’t content with our reflection or focus too much on finding ourselves through the mirror, we will end up losing ourselves and never find happiness, just like Plath. We need to find ourselves without looking in the mirror, because if…

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  • Summary Of William Faulkner's Mysterious Love Story

    The Mysterious Love Story Of Miss Emily In “A Rose for Emily” by William Faulkner, Emily Grierson is not your average southern lady, this made her well-known in the small town of Jefferson. Miss Emily obsessed over love, gossip, and the dead bodies of the men that held a place in her heart. Mr. Grierson, Tobe, Homer Barron, Colonel Sartoris, and Judge Stevens, each of these men that was involved in Miss Emily’s life left a lasting impression. The first man that Emily Grierson laid her eyes…

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  • A Rose For Emily Theme Analysis

    William Faulkner is considered to be one of the greatest American authors in twentieth century. Faulkner’s “A Rose for Emily” is one of his best witting. The story is placed in Jefferson, Yoknapatawpha County, Mississippi in 1930 (Akers, 2002). William Faulkner 's central theme of the story is to let go of the past. The main character of the story “A Rose for Emily” is Emily Grierson, who has a tendency to cling to the past. Faulkner uses symbols throughout the story to show the stubbornness of…

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