By William Faulkner
“I provide the mausoleum of all desire and hope. . . . I supply it to you no longer that you could be be mindful time, yet that you simply may omit it every now and then for a second and never spend your entire breath attempting to triumph over it. simply because no conflict is ever gained he acknowledged. they don't seem to be even fought. the sphere in simple terms finds to guy his personal folly and melancholy, and victory is an phantasm of philosophers and fools.” —from The Sound and the Fury
The Sound and the Fury is the tragedy of the Compson relatives, that includes the most memorable characters in literature: appealing, rebellious Caddy; the manchild Benjy; haunted, neurotic Quentin; Jason, the brutal cynic; and Dilsey, their black servant. Their lives fragmented and harrowed by means of heritage and legacy, the character’s voices and activities mesh to create what's arguably Faulkner’s masterpiece and one of the best novels of the 20 th century.
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He stated. He seemed towards the home. “Hush. ” Luster stated. “He solving to provide it again. ” He gave it to me and that i hushed. “Who come to work out her final evening. ” he stated. “I dont comprehend. ” Luster acknowledged. “They comes each evening she will climb down that tree. I dont retain no song of them. ” “Damn if one among them didn’t go away a music. ” he acknowledged. He checked out the home. Then he went and lay down within the swing. “Go away. ” he stated. “Dont trouble me. ” “Come on the following. ” Luster stated. “You performed performed hell now. Time omit Quentin get performed telling on you. ” We went to the fence and seemed throughout the curling flower areas. Luster hunted within the grass. “I had it here. ” he acknowledged. I observed the flag flapping, and the solar slanting at the large grass. “They’ll be a few alongside quickly. ” Luster stated. “There a few now, yet they going away. Come on and support me search for it. ” We went alongside the fence. “Hush. ” Luster stated. “How am i able to cause them to come over right here, in the event that they aint coming. Wait. They’ll be a few in a minute. glance yonder. right here they arrive. ” I went alongside the fence, to the gate, the place the ladies handed with their booksatchels. “You, Benjy. ” Luster stated. “Come again the following. ” You cant do no reliable searching through the gate, T. P. stated. leave out Caddy performed long gone lengthy methods away. performed received married and left you. You cant do no sturdy, keeping to the gate and crying. She cant pay attention you. what's it he desires, T. P. mom stated. Cant you play with him and hold him quiet. He are looking to pass down yonder and glance through the gate, T. P. stated. good, he can't do it, mom acknowledged. It’s raining. you are going to simply need to play with him and retain him quiet. You, Benjamin. Aint not anything going to quiet him, T. P. acknowledged. He imagine if he right down to the gate, omit Caddy come again. Nonsense, mom acknowledged. i'll listen them speaking. I went out the door and that i couldn’t listen them, and that i went right down to the gate, the place the ladies handed with their booksatchels. They checked out me, jogging quick, with their heads grew to become. i attempted to assert, yet they went on, and that i went alongside the fence, attempting to say, they usually went quicker. Then they have been operating and that i got here to the nook of the fence and that i couldn’t move any longer, and that i held to the fence, taking care of them and attempting to say. “You, Benjy. ” T. P. acknowledged. “What you doing, slipping out. Dont you recognize Dilsey whip you. ” “You cant do no sturdy, moaning and slobbering throughout the fence. ” T. P. stated. “You performed skeered them chillen. examine them, strolling at the different facet of the road. ” How did he get out, Father acknowledged. Did you permit the gate unlatched in case you got here in, Jason. in fact no longer, Jason acknowledged. Dont you recognize I’ve received higher experience than to do this. Do you're thinking that i wished whatever like this to take place. This kinfolk is undesirable sufficient, God is aware. i'll have advised you, for all time. I reckon you’ll ship him to Jackson, now. If Mr Burgess dont shoot him first. Hush, Father acknowledged. i may have instructed you, forever, Jason stated. It used to be open whilst I touched it, and that i held to it within the twilight. I wasn’t crying, and that i attempted to forestall, gazing the women coming alongside within the twilight. I wasn’t crying. “There he's.