Objective: The Sound and the Fury is an important American novel written between the two world wars. The aim of this lesson is to look at the novel's impact on popular culture.
1) With the students, brainstorm what they already know about The Sound and the Fury. Divide the students into pairs and ask them to research the novel's themes, characters and structure. On the students' return, compare what they have found and discuss what influence they think Faulkner's ideas have had on popular culture.
2) With the students discuss the representation of southern families before Faulkner's novel. After ten minutes look at how Faulkner represents the southern family. What are the major differences? Do the students think Faulkner changed the general perception of southern family life? End the lesson by looking at the representation of southern families after Sound and Fury. Do the students think there was a...
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