These dudes are fucking legit. They don’t just show up one day in court, either, they actually make friends with the kids and let them know they have a support system and that there are people in the world who care about them and will always have their back. And less important, but also cool, is that the few times a couple of them have come into my cafe, they’ve been super friendly and polite and when I told one of the guys that I noticed his Bikers Against Child Abuse patch and wanted him to know how awesome I thought he was because of it, he got kind of shy and blushed and said, “The kids are the awesome ones, we just let them know they’re allowed to be brave.”
The Sound and the Fury was a challenging read, yet very interesting. Faulkner uses a variety of different techniques to portray what I believe to be the idea of racism and family values. I could be wrong, and that is what the research and criticism are for. He also uses a very different structure than what is normally seen. I still find myself questioning why he decided to write like this and what effect it has for the whole of the story. I thought that the book overall was a good read and very interesting, but it was also a book that took patience to read and have a general understanding for.
Through page 166
The last section was drastically different than the first two. In this section, Faulkner incorporates a lot more real time dialogue and events, as well as a substantial amount of racism and ideas about gender roles. The characters portrayed display a great sense of awareness at what a man should do for a household and what a woman should do. The tone was very different as well, mainly due to the narrator switch again. Faulkner also uses very long run on sentences, totaling almost two pages in length. I think that it might be to get the reader to feel a sense of urgency or stress within the book, as these long paragraphs seem to come around a time when something stressful or meaningful is about to happen.
Through page 125
This book is definitely interesting and challenging. I find that the way it is structured lends itself to each character. The four chapters are titled by date, and not in the correct order. Each chapter is also written by a different character in the book, which offers a different perspective and voice. However, due to this change, I haven’t quite found a rhythm to the book that I am comfortable with and often find myself looking for some brief plot summary to help me understand what is actually going on within the chapter. Certain events seem to be blended together and can often times be a flash back to something without it being known that it is a flashback. But, it is still an interesting book and style of writing that I am strangely enjoying.
The book is written into four sections based on date and each character is speaking in the first person for each of the sections. The second section switches to Quinten’s point of view and it is clearly different than the first section. Quinten is a Harvard student and it is evident in how he talks and how the section is written. However, there are sections were there are very long run on paragraphs about three or four different things at once. I wonder why Faulkner decided to put them in the book and what their purpose is.
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So far, the book is all dialogue with a first person point of view. This is really interesting to me to try and figure out what is going on because there isn’t much background on the setting or characters. As the conversations progress, more characters are introduced and developed. It also poses a challenge for me as well. I’m not quite used to reading all dialogue and it is kind of hard to follow what is going on without the help of plot summaries on line or even SparkNotes. However, I feel it is going to get better and easier to understand as I develop further knowledge of the book.