TRAGEDY AND TRAGIC CHARACTERS IN WILLIAM FAULKNER?S NOVEL THE SOUND AND THE FURY

Abstract

Author(s): Yasemin A?CI*

In this study Faulkner’s novel, The Sound and The Fury that is dealt with in terms of tragedy coming about after a central event that affects the characters in the novel. Being one of the most significant writers of 20th century American Literature, Faulkner displays this event and the tragic characters by the help of stream of consciousness technique. This technique assists the reader to figure out the deterioration of the characters in the novel. The aim of the study is to demonstrate how a tragic event can influence people’s lives. The study is composed through literature review. It is thought that Faulkner’s writing technique helps reader to comprehend and feel the tragic positions and mood of the characters as using stream of consciousness technique, he writes on individuals’ thoughts that focus on past events affecting everything. To conclude, the study shows that the writer is so successful in revealing the main tragic event and the tragic characters that reader can viasualize the situations and characters more vividly and also she or he can realizes the consecutive tragedies that overset the lives

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