Category: Literature: Literary Criticism and Theory


The Power of Traumatic Loss in William Faulkner’s the Sound and the Fury: The Quentin Section as an Example

This paper examines the theme of the power of trauma in Quentin Compson’s section in William Faulkner’s novel The Sound and the Fury. Throughout his section, Quentin is portrayed as a traumatized character, whose loss of his sister Caddy’s virginity and the decadence of the Southern mores and values affected him psychologically. That is why