The characters in the novel had great range of variety; they might be former or runaway slaves, the descendant of slaves, the poor white, agrarians, working-class Southerners and the aristocracy from old and traditional Southern families.
Has an almost animal-like "sixth sense" about people, as he was able to tell that Caddy had lost her virginity just from her smell. However, beginning somewhere in the fourth and fifth grades of his schooling, Faulkner became a much quieter and more withdrawn child.
No matter how much he admires the old writer, he wants to beat him. He turns to his father for help and counsel, but the pragmatic Mr. The young writer would be a fool to follow a theory. Out, out, brief candle! His role makes him bitter and cynical, with little of the passionate sensitivity that marks his older brother and sister.
When the misprint appeared on the title page of his first book, Faulkner was asked whether he wanted the change. In order to see what was going on inside, Caddy climbed a tree in the yard, and while looking inside, her brothers—Quentin, Jason and Benjy—looked up and noticed that her underwear was muddy.
Significantly, he calls her "sister" and spends much of the day trying to communicate with her, and to care for her by finding her home, to no avail. The good artist believes that nobody is good enough to give him advice. In fact, Faulkner's style throughout many of his novels has been a restraining hindrance for many readers.
In the autumn ofjust after his 31st birthday, he began working on The Sound and the Fury. Tormented by his conflicting thoughts and emotions, Quentin commits suicide by drowning. But Faulkner was beginning to return to the Yoknapatawpha County material he had first imagined in the s and subsequently exploited in short-story form.
These portrayals added a breadth to American understanding of the multifaceted influences behind the class structure of the South: It is a short distance from the famous St. It contains a page history of the Compson family from to In an interview, Faulkner said he wrote long sentences for two reasons.
Teach yourself by your own mistakes; people learn only by error. Caddy is the only family member who shows any genuine love towards him.
He has supreme vanity. Oxford provided Faulkner with intimate access to a deeply conservative rural world, conscious of its past and remote from the urban-industrial mainstream, in terms of which he could work out the moral as well as narrative patterns of his work.
Every sentence is almost as involved as is the entire novel; every sentence reflects the complexity of the subject matter. The truth lies somewhere in between.
The shade trees, which in the present have been cut down to make room for electrical poles, still stand, and the black women who wash for white people carry the laundry in bundles on their heads, not in automobiles.
The appendix is presented as a complete history of the Compson family lineage, beginning with the arrival of their ancestor Quentin Maclachlan in America in and continuing throughincluding events that transpired after the novel which takes place in Was Faulkner a sophisticated modernist or a naive genius?
He thinks sadly of the downfall and squalor of the South after the American Civil War. There he worked with director Howard Hawkswith whom he quickly developed a friendship, as they both enjoyed drinking and hunting.
There is no mechanical way to get the writing done, no shortcut.Faulkner was brought up on stories of his great-grandfather Colonel William Clark Falkner, a Civil War veteran, politician, and popular romantic novelist, author of The White Rose of Memphis.
As an adult, Faulkner settled into and refurbished a pre-Civil War mansion in Oxford, Mississippi. Faulkner personalizes the language and style used by each character, and of course each particular style tells us more about each particular character. Jewel is a man of few words, reminding us that he’s a rugged man of action instead.
Watch video · William Faulkner Biography Author (–) William Faulkner was a Nobel Prize–winning novelist of the American South who wrote challenging prose and created the fictional Yoknapatawpha County. Lush. Faulkner isn't well known for holding back. In fact, he's (in)famous for his descriptive wordiness.
With Faulkner we can feel the vines tangling, the magnolias blooming, and—yes—the dust motes settling in Homer Barron's crypt. Born William Cuthbert Falkner in New Albany, Mississippi, William Faulkner was the first of four sons of Murry Cuthbert Falkner (August 17, – August 7, ) and Maud Butler Faulkner was known for his experimental style.
William Faulkner is best known for his experiments with the stream-of-consciousness narrative style. This style is characterized by a use of language that mimics thought, often eliminating.Download