The Compson Family Language Game: Despair, Depression, and Death in The Sound in the Fury Language

The Compson Family Language Game: Despair, Depression, and Death in The Sound in the Fury Language
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In William Faulkner’s The Sound and the Fury, language creates microcosms that isolate each Compson family member, especially the children. By splitting the novel into four very distinct perspectives on the Compson family, the narration presents four different representations of language and how it affects each individual: Benjy’s section is filled with a repetitive wailing, Quentin’s section reveals Quentin as someone who overwhelms himself with the language around him, Jason Jr.’s section explodes with the anger he feels because of his family, and Dilsey’s section makes an attempt to salvage the shattered Compson family. To best understand the characters and their positions within the family, the language that echoes across each of their sections must be considered like the fragmented faces of a rubix cube that require shifting to complete the puzzle.

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