The Continuum of Benjy’s (Non) Awareness in Faulkner's The Sound and The Fury via Kelly's Theory of Personal Constructs and Various 
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The Continuum of Benjy’s (Non) Awareness in Faulkner's The Sound and The Fury via Kelly's Theory of Personal Constructs and Various Written Represen
The Continuum of Benjy’s (Non) Awareness in Faulkner's The Sound and The Fury via Kelly's Theory of Personal Constructs and Various Written Represen

Author(s): Eric Gilder, Clementina Mihăilescu
Subject(s): Literary Texts
Published by: Editura Universitatii LUCIAN BLAGA din Sibiu
Keywords: Faulkner; The Sound and the Fury; psychic awareness; stylistic and image analysis; simultaneity; personal construct; psychology analysis (George A. Kelly).

Summary/Abstract: The paper analyzes Faulkner’s novel The Sound and the Fury, starting from the assumption that since some psychic dimensions are not easily made conscious due to their possessing a low degree of cognitive awareness (as indicated in the “unthinking” character of Benjy), a consideration of various unitive representations of extant sound patterns and rendered mental images/imaginations therein can aid in rendering these opaque psychic dimensions explicit. Then they will be placed into a Personal Construct Theory (PCT) framework to bring forth further submerged construct-ends (represented by brothers Quentin’s and Jason’s operating constructs) to the surface.

  • Issue Year: 2013
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 51-65
  • Page Count: 15
  • Language: English