The family in William Faulkner's "The Sound and the Fury"
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This book review looks at the various themes explored through the family in William Faulkner's "The Sound and the Fury". Using the various members of the Compson family, the writer explores how the family is disintegrating and how each character is bringing this about. Using text and examples, these themes propose that the Compson parents are largely to blame with their detachment tfrom the family.
From the Paper:"The first mention of the Compson family curse occurs when Roskus repeatedly states, "Taint no luck on this place" on April 7, 1928. Repeating the phrase emphasizes the theme of being doomed. Roskus refers to the bad luck generally as it applies to all members of the Compson family. However, the April 7, 1928 narrative is from Benjy's perspective. What Roskus is saying is filtered through Benjy's mind, so that Benjy apparently understands at least the gist of what Roskus is saying. The fact that Benjy recalls so many instances of Roskus saying "Taint no luck on this place" shows how meaningful the concept was for the young boy. Moreover, the quote is juxtaposed periodically with imagery of fire: the most destructive symbol that Benjy is fascinated with. The fire imagery, coupled with Roskus' repeatedly saying "Taint no luck on this place" establishes the nature of the Compson curse."
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The family in William Faulkner's "The Sound and the Fury" (2011, November 10) Retrieved May 23, 2013, from http://www.academon.com/book-review/the-family-in-william-faulkner-the-sound-and-the-fury-148859/
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