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Fading Southern Traditions in "Sound and the Fury"

Summary: In "Sound and the Fury," William Faulkner portrays the Compson family as representative of fading Southern culture and traditions.
The Sound and the fury

Faulkner's novel, The Sound and the Fury, shows the decline of a well-established and well-known southern aristocratic family. The novel's main focuses are the moral decay of the Compson family and time (not letting go of the past). Throughout the novel we see how the values of the Compson family, which represents the old south, being erased as time moves on. The Compson's unwillingness to change with their surroundings and it ultimately destroys their family.

In the novel the Compson's represent the old south. The Compson's are an old white southern aristocratic family living in Mississippi. Faulkner uses this family to illustrate the old traditions of southern culture and how time was corrupting the morals of the entire south. We see the decay of the south in the novels characters and their actions. Mr. Compson is an...

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