By William Faulkner
“I provide the mausoleum of all desire and wish. . . . I provide it to you no longer that you could be take note time, yet that you simply may overlook it every now and then for a second and never spend all your breath attempting to triumph over it. simply because no conflict is ever gained he acknowledged. they don't seem to be even fought. the sector in basic 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 relations, that includes 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 way 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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If them males sees you with it, they’ll say you stole it. Hush up, now. You cant have it. What company you were given with it. You cant play no ball. Frony and T. P. have been taking part in within the dust by way of the door. T. P. had lightning insects in a bottle. “How did you all come back out. ” Frony stated. “We’ve bought corporation. ” Caddy acknowledged. “Father stated for us to brain me this night. I anticipate you and T. P. must brain me too. ” “I’m not likely to brain you. ” Jason stated. “Frony and T. P. dont need to both. ” “They will if I say so. ” Caddy stated. “Maybe I wont say for them to. ” “T. P. dont brain not anyone. ” Frony stated. “Is they began the funeral but. ” “What’s a funeral. ” Jason acknowledged. “Didn’t mammy inform you to not inform them. ” Versh stated. “Where they moans. ” Frony acknowledged. “They moaned days on Sis Beulah Clay. ” They moaned at Dilsey’s condominium. Dilsey used to be moaning. while Dilsey moaned Luster acknowledged, Hush, and we hushed, after which i started to cry and Blue howled lower than the kitchen steps. Then Dilsey stopped and we stopped. “Oh. ” Caddy acknowledged. “That’s niggers. White fogeys dont have funerals. ” “Mammy stated us to not inform them, Frony. ” Versh acknowledged. “Tell them what. ” Caddy stated. Dilsey moaned, and whilst it obtained to where i started to cry and Blue howled less than the stairs. Luster, Frony stated within the window. Take them right down to the barn. I cant get no cooking performed with all that racket. That hound too. Get them outen the following. I aint happening there, Luster stated. i'd meet pappy down there. I obvious him final evening, waving his palms within the barn. “I wish to understand why no longer. ” Frony stated. “White parents dies too. Your grandmammy useless as any nigger can get, I reckon. ” “Dogs are lifeless. ” Caddy acknowledged. “And whilst Nancy fell within the ditch and Roskus shot her and the buzzards got here and undressed her. ” The bones rounded out of the trench, the place the darkish vines have been within the black ditch, into the moonlight, like a number of the shapes had stopped. Then all of them stopped and it was once darkish, and while i finished to begin back i may pay attention mom, and toes strolling speedy away, and that i may well odor it. Then the room got here, yet my eyes went close. I didn’t cease. i'll scent it. T. P. unpinned the mattress outfits. “Hush. ” he stated. “Shhhhhhhh. ” yet i may scent it. T. P. pulled me up and he wear my outfits speedy. “Hush, Benjy. ” he stated. “We taking place to our condo. you need to move right down to our residence, the place Frony is. Hush. Shhhhh. ” He laced my footwear and positioned my cap on and we went out. there has been a mild within the corridor. around the corridor shall we listen mom. “Shhhhhh, Benjy. ” T. P. stated. “We’ll be out in a minute. ” A door opened and that i might odor it greater than ever, and a head got here out. It wasn’t Father. Father used to be unwell there. “Can you're taking him out of the home. ” “That’s the place we going. ” T. P. acknowledged. Dilsey got here up the steps. “Hush. ” she acknowledged. “Hush. Take him down domestic, T. P. Frony solving him a mattress. You all take care of him, now. Hush, Benjy. move on with T. P. ” She went the place shall we listen mom. “Better retain him there. ” It wasn’t Father. He close the door, yet i'll nonetheless odor it. We went down stairs. the steps went down into the darkish and T. P. took my hand, and we went out the door, out of the darkish.