By William Faulkner
“I provide the mausoleum of all wish and wish. . . . I supply it to you no longer that you could be take into accout time, yet that you just may perhaps omit it from time to time for a second and never spend your entire breath attempting to overcome it. simply because no conflict is ever gained he stated. they don't seem to be even fought. the sector purely finds to guy his personal folly and depression, 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 kin, that includes one of the most memorable characters in literature: attractive, 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 historical past 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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The 1st I knew was once in the event you jumped up instantly and stated, ‘Did you ever have a sister? did you? ’ and whilst he stated No, you hit him. i realized you saved on taking a look at him, yet you didn’t appear to be paying any realization to what anyone was once asserting until eventually you jumped up and requested him if he had any sisters. ” “Ah, he was once blowing off as usual,” Shreve stated, “about his girls. you recognize: like he does, sooner than women, so that they dont recognize precisely what he’s asserting. All his rattling innuendo and mendacity and many stuff that dont make feel even. Telling us approximately a few wench that he made a date with to fulfill at a dance corridor in Atlantic urban and stood her up and went to the inn and went to mattress and the way he lay there being sorry for her ready at the pier for him, with no him there to offer her what she sought after. conversing in regards to the body’s good looks and the sorry ends thereof and the way difficult girls have it, with out anything they could do other than lie on their backs. Leda lurking within the trees, whimpering and moaning for the swan, see. The son of a whinge. I’d hit him myself. simply I’d grabbed up her rattling abate of wine and performed it if it have been me. ” “Oh,” Spoade stated, “the champion of dames. Bud, you excite not just admiration, yet horror. ” He checked out me, chilly and quizzical. “Good God,” he stated. “I’m sorry I hit him,” I acknowledged. “Do i glance too undesirable to return and get it over with? ” “Apologies, hell,” Shreve acknowledged. “Let them visit hell. We’re going to city. ” “He should return so they’ll comprehend he fights like a gentleman,” Spoade acknowledged. “Gets licked like one, I suggest. ” “Like this? ” Shreve stated. “With his outfits everywhere blood? ” “Why, all right,” Spoade stated. “You understand most sensible. ” “He cant cross round in his undershirt,” Shreve acknowledged. “He’s now not a senior but. Come on, let’s visit city. ” “You needn’t come,” I acknowledged. “You cross on again to the picnic. ” “Hell with them,” Shreve stated. “Come on right here. ” “What’ll I inform them? ” Spoade acknowledged. “Tell them you and Quentin had a struggle too? ” “Tell them nothing,” Shreve stated. “Tell her her choice expired at sundown. Come on, Quentin. I’ll ask that lady the place the closest interurban——” “No,” I stated. “I’m unlikely again to city. ” Shreve stopped, taking a look at me. Turning his glasses appeared like small yellow moons. “What are you going to do? ” “I’m unlikely again to city but. You cross on again to the picnic. inform them I wouldn’t come again simply because my outfits have been spoiled. ” “Look here,” he stated. “What are you as much as? ” “Nothing. I’m alright. You and Spoade cross on again. I’ll see you day after today. ” I went on around the backyard, towards the line. “Do you recognize the place the station is? ” Shreve stated. “I’ll locate it. I’ll see you all the following day. inform Mrs Bland I’m sorry I spoiled her celebration. ” They stood gazing me. I went round the apartment. A rock direction went right down to the line. Roses grew on each side of the trail. I went throughout the gate, onto the line. It dropped downhill, towards the woods, and that i can make out the automobile beside the line. I went up the hill. the sunshine elevated as I fixed, and ahead of I reached the pinnacle I heard a vehicle.