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By William Faulkner

“I provide the mausoleum of all desire and wish. . . . I supply it to you now not that you could be bear in mind time, yet that you just may well put out of your mind it from time to time for a second and never spend your entire breath attempting to triumph over it. simply because no conflict is ever gained he stated. they don't seem to be even fought. the sphere simply 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 relatives, 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 through 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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I went in. “I reckon that’s your university dress, is it? ” I says. “Or possibly today’s a vacation? ” “Just a part a cup, Dilsey,” she says. “Please. ” “No, suh,” Dilsey says. “I aint gwine do it. You aint obtained no company wid mo’n one cup, a seventeen yr outdated gal, permit lone whut pass over Cahline say. You pass on and git dressed for faculty, so that you family members journey to city wid Jason. You fixin to be overdue back. ” “No she’s not,” I says. “We’re going to mend that right away. ” She checked out me, the cup in her hand. She brushed her hair again from her face, her kimono slipping off her shoulder. “You placed that glass down and are available in right here a minute,” I says. “What for? ” she says. “Come on,” I says. “Put that tumbler within the sink and are available in the following. ” “What you in past times, Jason? ” Dilsey says. “You might imagine you could run over me such as you do your grandmother and everyone else,” I says. “But you’ll discover various. I’ll provide you with ten seconds to place that tumbler down like I informed you. ” She surrender me. She checked out Dilsey. “What time is it, Dilsey? ” she says. “When it’s ten seconds, you whistle. only a part a cup. Dilsey, pl——” I grabbed her through the arm. She dropped the cup. It broke at the ground and he or she jerked again, me, yet I held her arm. Dilsey received up from her chair. “You, Jason,” she says. “You flip me loose,” Quentin says. “I’ll slap you. ” “You will, will you? ” I says. “You will will you? ” She slapped at me. I stuck that hand too and held her like a wildcat. “You will, will you? ” I says. “You imagine you'll? ” “You, Jason! ” Dilsey says. I dragged her into the diningroom. Her kimono got here loose, flapping approximately her, dam close to bare. Dilsey got here hobbling alongside. I became and kicked the door close in her face. “You preserve out of here,” I says. Quentin used to be leaning opposed to the desk, fastening her kimono. I checked out her. “Now,” I says. “I need to know what you suggest, taking part in out of college and telling your grandmother lies and forging her identify in your document and being concerned her in poor health. What do you suggest by way of it? ” She didn’t say something. She used to be fastening her kimono up below her chin, pulling it tight round her, taking a look at me. She hadn’t received round to portray herself but and her face appeared like she had polished it with a gun rag. I went and grabbed her wrist. “What do you suggest? ” I says. “None of your rattling business,” she says. “You flip me free. ” Dilsey got here within the door. “You, Jason,” she says. “You get out of right here, like I advised you,” I says, now not even on reflection. “I need to know the place you cross in case you play out of school,” I says. “You push back the streets, or I’d see you. Who do you play out with? Are you hiding out within the woods with a type of dam slick-headed jellybeans? Is that the place you pass? ” “You—you previous goddam! ” she says. She fought, yet I held her. “You rattling previous goddam! ” she says. “I’ll exhibit you,” I says. “You may perhaps can scare an previous girl off, yet I’ll express you who’s bought carry of you presently. ” I held her with one hand, then she surrender battling and watched me, her eyes getting large and black. “What are you going to do? ” she says. “You wait till i am getting this belt out and I’ll express you,” I says, pulling my belt out.

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