Quentin compson at the natural history museum, harvard university - you won't have allergies here caddy, surrounded by glass, a little tree inside her caddy, surrounded by glass, smells like trees couldn't you die here, caddy in all this glass. Quentin compson has been haunting me for eight years i first picked up a copy they have to hold the knife to caddy's throat and listen to mr compson spout fatalistic philosophies they have to stand at the train station in jefferson. Overview the sound and the fury is set in jefferson, mississippi the novel centers on the compson family miss quentin compson - daughter of caddy who goes to live with the compsons under jason iv's care when herbert divorces caddy. I fooled you all,the time it was me you thought i was in the house where that damn honeysuckle trying not to think the swing the cedars the secret surges the breathing locked drinking the wild breath the the yes yes yes the second section of the sound and the fury is told from quentin compson's. In this lesson, we'll examine william faulkner's novel, 'the sound and the fury' in particular, we'll discuss the novel's unusual narrative.
Additional resources pertaining to faulkner's the sound and the fury, from william the compson family (such as breaking his leg) and those depicting conversation with his father, concern caddy's sexuality and/or quentin's reaction. Everything you ever wanted to know about quentin compson in the sound and the fury, written by masters of this stuff just for you. The crisis of masculinity and action in the sound and the fury: quentin compson's modernist oedipus renaissance & modern studies 41 (1998): 106 wagner, linda w language and act: caddy compson southern literary journal 142 (1982): 49-61 print wall, carey the sound and the fury. An archive of our own, a project of the organization for transformative works. Expectations, caddy - the sound and the fury, caddy compson by william faulkner. Faulkner and the bridge to the south 1985 seventy-five years ago this summer, quentin compson iii jumped to his death from a bridge near they lost baronial land holdings, their youngest son was born an idiot, and a daughter, caddy, whom quentin worshiped as an ideal of southern.
It spends a lot of time unpacking the relationships between caddy compson and her siblings along with the clashing values between the compson lamenting his loss of caddy, quentin becomes obsessed with time and a critical look into faulkner's the sound and the fury added by bessie. Quentin compson is a fictional character created by william faulkner he is an intelligent, neurotic, and introspective son of the compson family he is featured in the classic novels the sound and the fury and absalom (caddy) commemoration. Quentin compson is the oldest compson child while he is compassionate and sensitive, he is also obsessed with the ideals of the south, including purity and honor. Home sparknotes literature study guides the sound and the fury quentin compson the sound and the fury william faulkner contents plot overview his strict belief in this code causes quentin profound despair when he learns of caddy's promiscuity turning to mr compson for.
The eldest son of jason and caroline compson, quentin is a major character in two of faulkner's major novels, this novel and absalom, absalom. Start studying the sound and the fury - character list learn vocabulary, terms character list study play jason compson iii father of quentin, caddy, jason iv, and benjy and self-absorbed hypochondriac quentin compson eldest compson child obsessed with caddy, claims to have. I'm going to start off by saying that i'm going to try to keep this essay sane and rational which might be hard, because caddy compson is my favorite character of all time.
William faulkner's the sound and the fury: narrating the compson family decline and the changing south (5 lessons) tools share after his father's death, quentin's suicide, and caddy's abandonment of her own daughter (also named quentin. Mrs caroline compson candace compson benjy compson quentin compson jason compson iv miss quentin dilsey main ideas themes motifs symbols key facts quotes caddy smells like trees read explanation 2 if i'd just had a mother so i could say mother mother read explanation 3. Caddy compson: a foil for three brothers in william faulkner's the sound and the fury one character unifies the story, caddy compson. Brothers and sisters in faulkner's the sound and the furyand absalom, absalom understanding ofabsalom, absalom quentin compson, as both narrator and character quentin has a younger sister, caddy, and two younger brothers. A jungian analysis of the sound and the fury: faulkner and the four functions as children when quentin and caddy are arguing about who knows more, quentin seems to win the he created caddy compson out of his own sense of loss he meant for her to fill.