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Volume :7 Issue : 25 1987      Add To Cart                                                                    Download

Time And History In William Faulkner’s The Sound And the Fury

Auther : Michael Spindler

In the Sound and The Fury the typical concern of the modernist novel – the disjunctive relation between inner time and external history – is well to the fore, but in their influential interpretations Jean-Paul Sartre and Jean Pouillon assert that the novel is concerned only with the past and that for Faulkner’s characters only the past is real. However, by paying attention to the novel as a whole, we can see that Faulkner’s goal is to express time in its totality and its significance in human life.

Finally, the disjunction between subjective and objective time is manifested in the apparently violated chronology of the novel, but closer reading reveals that Faulkner has substituted the apparent order of calendar dated with the real order of psychological chronology. Thus, the sound and the fury takes time as its theme, presenting and scrutinizing it in its various aspects, and subordinating mechanical historical time to the interior time of the psyche.

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