The Angle

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In lieu of an abstract, below is the essay's first paragraph.

"Whatever else it may be, and it has run the gamut of critical evaluation, the novel "The Sound and the Fury" is a tragedy. Whether or not it is a tragedy. Whether or not it is a tragedy in the dynamic tradition of Sophocles and Shakespeare or Whether it is so lacking in moral resonance as to be merely an agglomeration of perverted and questionable ideas remains to be seen, but by a complex interweaving of incident and character, the personages in the novel are destined to doom, and nothing in the finite world can alter that destiny."

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