The Sound and the Fury Essay Topics & Writing Assignments

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Essay Topic 1

What kind of mental illness do you think Benjy has? How does his illness affect the other members of the family? Do you think the family allow his illness to affect them too much? What ways do you think they could deal with Benjy better?

Essay Topic 2

In what way does Faulkner express Benjy and Quentin's obsessive behavior? Why do you think Jason is the only narrator not to have obsessive behavior? What meaning does it give to his character and the novel?

Essay Topic 3

How do you think the lack of attention from their parents affects the following characters;

1) Benjy

2) The female Quentin

3) The male Quentin

4) Caddy

Essay Topic 4

How do you think 1920's society reacts to Benjy's disability? How do you think people would react today?

Essay Topic 5

Examine Jason's character. In what ways do you you think he is just doing good by...

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