Shifts in narration found in the third section Explain the importance of the shift in narration found in the third section of The Sound and The Fury (Jason's section) compared to the first two...

Shifts in narration found in the third section

Explain the importance of the shift in narration found in the third section of The Sound and The Fury (Jason's section) compared to the first two sections.

NOT shifts from brother to brother, but the difference in style between the brothers than Faulkner created. THANK YOU!!!

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e-martin | College Teacher | (Level 1) Educator Emeritus

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Compared to the first two sections of the novel, Jason's section is strikingly "sane", linear, and clear. He is just as obsessive as his brothers, focusing much of his thinking on his niece Caddy just as Quentin and Benjy focused on their sister Caddy (the mother of the younger Caddy).

Jason's issues are emotional and related to power and authority, where Benjy's issues concern time, place, and identity and Quentin's issues concern identity, purpose and the entrapment of blood.

 

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litteacher8 | High School Teacher | (Level 3) Distinguished Educator

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By using a different style, the individual brothers take on additional personalities.  I have seen this done in modern books with different fonts.  I am not sure how I feel about that.  Is it a subtle characterization through font, or a cop-out because the author cannot create distinctive voices as Faulkner can?

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