The Sound and the Fury

In this activity, students analyze Faulkner's various styles in the Sound and the Fury by contrasting different excerpts from the novel.  Student receive a handout with paragraphs from each section.  The class breaks up into groups tasked with determining each paragraph's section from the novel.  Once they do this, student are prompted to articulate how they knew what part of the novel the section came from.  Finally, students' observations initiate a discussion about what the varying styles say about the characters and other literary elements of the section.