Everything you need to understand or teach The Sound and the Fury by William Faulkner.
April Seventh, 1928
Set in Mississippi during the early decades of the twentieth century, The Sound and the Fury tells the tumultuous story of Compton family's gradual deterioration. The novel is divided into four sections, each told by a different narrator on a different date. The three Compson brothers, Benjy, Quentin, and Jason, each relate one of the first three sections while the fourth is told from an omniscient, third person perspective. At the center of the novel is the brothers' sister, Caddy Compson, who, as an adult, becomes a source of obsessive love for two of her brothers, and inspires savage revenge in the third.
The first section is narrated by Benjy, a thirty-three-year-old mentally handicapped man who is unable to speak and doesn't fully comprehend the world around him. His perceptions in the present are combined with memories of childhood and adolescence and, as a result, this narrative provides... View more of the The Sound and the Fury Summary
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