The Sound and the FuryThe Sound and the Fury
is a novel
written by William Faulkner
. It was his fourth novel, and was published in 1929
. The novel is written in a stream of consciousness
style, and is split into four sections: the first from the viewpoint of Benjy Compson, a retarded man; the second from the point of view Quentin Compson, a depressed college student; the third from the point of view of their sardonic brother Jason Compson; and the fourth section from a third person limited omniscient
point of view, centering on Dilsey and expounding on religious faith.
The title of the novel is taken from act 5, scene 5 of William Shakespeare's Macbeth.