William Faulkner’s The Sound and the Fury
An analysis of Faulkner’s depiction of tragedy in a dysfunctional family.
`William Falkner’s The Sound and the Fury portrays the twisted mental inter-workings of a horrible family tragedy. Three brothers from the same mentally abusive family narrate their stories in a stream of conscious manner depicting the madness of each individual. Each narrator has a warped view of life in the Compson house; involving an alcoholic father, an absent and weak mother, and a highly demanded, loving sister. Without solid parents, each brother’s world is stabilized on the shoulders of their perfect sister, Caddy. Her failure to remain perfect in the eyes of each brother catapults catastrophe into the lives of the Compsons. `