William Faulkner Writing Styles in The Sound and the Fury

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Point of View

The point of view of the novel is first person in the first three sections and third person in the fourth section. The first section is told in the first person viewpoint of Benjy Compson. The second section is told in the first person viewpoint of Quentin Compson. The third section is told in the first person viewpoint of Jason Compson IV. The fourth section is told in the third person narrative with Dilsey as the central figure. By writing the first three sections of the novel in the first person of each of the Compson brothers, Faulkner is able to show the different mentalities of the brothers and how they reflect the Compson family.

The story is told through dialogue and exposition through the characters memories of their childhood and their present lives. The novel goes from past to present with no rhyme or...

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