Time is an incorporated factor of life that weighs and measures our minutes, our hours,.
It is a given, a necessity, a finite.
measure of infinity that we need to maintain the natural order of things;.
the natural balance of our world.
Or do we? What would happen if too much or too little emphasis were to be.
placed on the measurement of time as we know it? Would we as humans be able.
to cope with the situation, to improvise, to innovate? Or would the world.
simply stop spinning, held fast in a vacuum of our own invention? This is.
the question William Faulkner explored in his 1929 novel titled "The Sound.
and the Fury".
In this novel, Faulkner emphasizes man's heavy dependence on the concept of.
abstract time by using fragmented sections of the past to give voice to the.
present. With this disorder in structure in the writing of "The Sound and.
the Fury", Faulkner paints a picture of total chaos. Faulkner presents man's.
standardized, ordered method of the measurement of time as an obstacle to.
his future. The characters in "The Sound and the Fury" are obsessed with.
past events, therefore their present was continuously threatened by "those.
sudden invasions of the past" (Faulkner PG; Monarch Notes PG). Throughout.
the novel, a heavy, tragic sense of loss is present. It is a loss of.
innocence, a loss of belief, a loss of simpler times and ideas. "The Sound.
and the Fury" has been described by Edmund Volpe as a novel that depicts "a.
deterioration from the past to the present" (PG; Monarch Notes PG).
At the time of the writing of "The Sound and the Fury", William Faulkner had.
made known his beliefs that modern man and modern society were on somewhat.
of a downhill slide and that harm done to man has been done by man himself.
Therefore, "The Sound and the Fury" presents a tale not only of a fractured.
family, but also of the splintering of modern man (Brooks 44).
"The Sound and the Fury" is the story of a somewhat dysfunctional Southern.