The Sound and The Fury

Faulkner’s The Sound and The Fury Overview

Overview | Chapter 1: Benjy | Chapter 2: Quentin | Chapter 3: Jason | Chapter 4: The “Dilsey Chapter”

Curriculum Unit Overview

The following are important general links to aid your progression through the novel. Use them as necessary to aid your general comprehension so that you can better investigate the themes, symbols, and perspectives presented in the book.

Activity Instructions: Using the following websites, explore one aspect of or perspective on Faulkner's life and the culture of the South. You might find the Document Analysis Worksheets useful for this activity.

Questions that you might want to consider:

  • What is the 'voice' of your website? Who wrote it? For what purpose?
  • What effect does the style or form of the source have on your interpretation of the content? Does it matter if you read a biography, a chronology, a map, or an image? Do certain forms illuminate certain things while obscuring others? In what way?
  • What are the advantages and disadvantages to having multiple perspectives on the same subject?

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