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The Sound and the Fury

The Sound and the Fury


by William Faulkner

The Sound and the Fury Questions

Bring on the tough stuff - there’s not just one right answer.

  1. There’s one Compson child who doesn’t get to narrate a section of the novel: Caddy. How does this affect the way you interpret her character?
  2. Is The Sound and the Fury a racist novel? Why or why not? (We know, we know, that’s a big question. Think about specific moments in the text which allow you to come to your conclusion.)
  3. How does starting with Benjy’s section affect the way you read The Sound and the Fury?
  4. Is the Compson family cursed? Are they to blame for their own tragedy? Why or why not?
  5. Is Caddy really the missing center of the novel?

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