Capturing the complexity of human thought production and human memory, Faulkner quickly became one of the leading figures of American Modernism. In The Sound and the Fury, multiple narrators produce stories which weave together the past and the present in restless, unending searches for a language that will allow them to convey the pain of the present and the vanishing promise of the past. Faulkner’s a technically brilliant writer; his range is evident in the spectrum of voices that he creates within one novel. Each character wields language in an utterly unique way.
Because Jason’s section of The Sound and the Fury is the least formally erratic, it creates a character that’s the least interesting.
Although Benjy Compson is presented as an "idiot," it’s Quentin Compson who is least able to communicate effectively.