By William Faulkner
“I provide the mausoleum of all wish and hope. . . . I provide it to you now not that you could be keep in mind time, yet that you simply may perhaps overlook it from time to time for a second and never spend your entire breath attempting to overcome it. simply because no conflict is ever gained he stated. they aren't even fought. the sphere purely unearths to guy his personal folly and melancholy, and victory is an phantasm of philosophers and fools.” —from The Sound and the Fury
The Sound and the Fury is the tragedy of the Compson family members, that includes one of the most memorable characters in literature: appealing, rebellious Caddy; the manchild Benjy; haunted, neurotic Quentin; Jason, the brutal cynic; and Dilsey, their black servant. Their lives fragmented and harrowed via heritage and legacy, the character’s voices and activities mesh to create what's arguably Faulkner’s masterpiece and one of the best novels of the 20 th century.
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