Having finished Light in August, I feel that one major element of Faulkner's writing that struck me throughout the course of the novel was how easily he transitions between countless points of view for telling the story through. While this did confuse me at times, I thought that overall it was a style of writing I had never seen so excessively used before yet was still really intriguing. In doing this, I think Faulkner effectively makes a statement as to how much perception, point of view, and personal bias and opinions play a major role in how things play out in daily life. He forces the reader to see the same situations through several points of view, which then leads the reader to consider what is actually true and what is fabricated or exaggerated by the views of others, especially society.
Personally, I thought that was a very interesting and effective tool for Faulkner to use in writing this particular story.