Caddy is perhaps the most important figure in the novel, as she represents the object of obsession for all three of her brothers.
Like his illustrious ancestors, his name suggests his passion, the classics. Unlike his forebears, he is unable to make a living or to fulfill his deepest ambition, the study of the Greek and Latin epigrammatists, but his stoic philosophy, culled from his reading, stands him in good stead.
He speaks wisely, does little, drinks much, and is weary of his complaining wife, his wayward daughter, and his bickering sons. Caroline Bascomb Compson Caroline Bascomb Compson, his wife, who resents the Compson lineage and feels that hers is more glorious.
A neurotic woman with psychosomatic symptoms, she complains constantly of her grievances and ills. Reluctant to face reality and rejoicing that she was not born a Compson, she indulges her fancies and pretends to be an antebellum Southern gentlewoman.
Her fortitude in tragedy is even more remarkable for all her complaining, but she victimizes her children and devoted servants to maintain her resentment and illnesses. Candace Compson Candace Compson, their only daughter, affectionate, loyal, and libido-driven.
She is called Caddy, a name that results in great confusion for her idiot brother, whose playground is the pasture sold to a golf course.
She is devoted to her dead brother, her weak-minded brother, her own illegitimate daughter, and her loving father. She is at odds with her mother, her vengeful brother Jason, and several husbands.
So promiscuous is she, even urging her sensitive brother Quentin to abortive intercourse, that she does not really know who is the father of her child.
As an adventuress, she travels widely, and in the postlude to the novel she appears as the consort of a Nazi officer in Paris.
The entire section is words.Quentin, the oldest of the Compson children, is like Shakespeare's Hamlet. He gets bogged down in the act of contemplation; he thinks too long upon a subject and cannot bring any of his acts to completion.
The novel's oldest character is Damuddy, the mother of Caroline Compson and grandmother of Benjy, Caddy, Quentin, and Jason.
Although she (The entire section is 1, words.) You'll also get. His next work was his first masterpiece, The Sound and the Fury (). The novel concerns the tangled, flawed history of the Compson family, residents of Jefferson, the county seat of Yoknapatawpha.
Quentin Compson Character Timeline in The Sound and the Fury The timeline below shows where the character Quentin Compson appears in The Sound and the Fury. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance. the Quentin section of William Faulkner’s The Sound and the Fury and J.D.
Salinger’s “A Perfect Day for Bananaﬁsh” lead up to a suicide which shocks the reader, and then each author wrote other works to reveal the back-story. Analysis and discussion of characters in William Faulkner's The Sound and the Fury.