"Sound and Fury"

This chapter's title comes from Shakespeare's Macbeth: "Life is but a walking shadow... A poor player who struts and frets his hour upon the stage and is heard no more. It is a tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying --- nothing." (Act 5, Scene 5)

Read the full text of Macbeth at Project Gutenberg.

Read the full text in modern English at SparkNotes.

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