Saturday, August 4, 2007

the sound and the fury

just started reading "the sound and the fury" by faulkner yesterday. the beginning is extremely perplexing and the stream of consciousness is as challenging as reading faulkner, but having to decipher a story and invest effort into it is fun. that's why i picked it up. i am a big fan of "as i lay dying".

anyway, curiosity got the best of me and i had to look up what the title referred to. turns out its from a macbeth soliloquy, from act 5, scene 5:

"To-morrow, and to-morrow, and to-morrow,
Creeps in this petty pace from day to day
To the last syllable of recorded time,
And all our yesterdays have lighted fools
The way to dusty death. Out, out, brief candle!
Life's but a walking shadow, a poor player
That struts and frets his hour upon the stage
And then is heard no more: it is a tale
''Told by an idiot, full of sound and fury,
Signifying nothing..."

P.S. Why are so many goth-y type bands named after Faulkner novels? A google search on both of the aforementioned books led me to multiple same-named band websites...

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