The Sound and the Fury

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Quentin’s father gave him his watch in the hopes that it would make him occasionally forget about time, but the watch only increases Quentin’s obsession. Because it belonged to his father and grandfather, the… (read full symbol analysis)
Throughout the book Faulkner brings up images of shadows – particularly in Benjy’s and Quentin’s chapters – as when Quentin looks down from the bridge and watches the shadows in the water, imagining… (read full symbol analysis)
Religious symbolism pervades the book, much of it dealing with Christ-figures and resurrection, and the strongest symbol of this is the timeline of the narrative itself – Benjy’s, Jason’s, and Dilsey’s sections… (read full symbol analysis)