By William Faulkner
“I provide the mausoleum of all desire and hope. . . . I provide it to you no longer that you could be have in mind time, yet that you simply may perhaps omit it from time to time for a second and never spend all your breath attempting to overcome it. simply because no conflict is ever received he acknowledged. they aren't even fought. the sector 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 kin, that includes probably 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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Dont you recognize he aint gwine provide nothin away? ” “How a lot you will have fer hit? ” he says. “Five cents,” I says. “I aint obtained dat much,” he says. “How a lot you were given? ” I says. “I aint bought nothin,” he says. “All right,” I says. I went on. “Mr Jason,” he says. “Whyn’t you hush up? ” Dilsey says. “He jes teasin you. He fixin to take advantage of dem tickets hisself. cross on, Jason, and permit him lone. ” “I dont wish them,” I says. I got here again to the range. “I got here in right here to burn them up. but when you must purchase one for a nickel? ” I says, him and commencing the range lid. “I aint acquired dat much,” he says. “All right,” I says. I dropped considered one of them within the range. “You, Jason,” Dilsey says. “Aint you shamed? ” “Mr Jason,” he says. “Please, suh. I’ll repair dem tires ev’y day fer a mont. ” “I want the cash,” I says. “You could have it for a nickel. ” “Hush, Luster,” Dilsey says. She jerked him again. “Go on,” she says. “Drop hit in. pass on. Git hit over with. ” “You may have it for a nickel,” I says. “Go on,” Dilsey says. “He aint bought no nickel. move on. Drop hit in. ” “All right,” I says. I dropped it in and Dilsey close the range. “A monstrous growed guy like you,” she says. “Git on outen my kitchen. Hush,” she says to Luster. “Dont you git Benjy begun. I’ll git you 1 / 4 fum Frony this night and also you relations pass the following day evening. Hush up, now. ” I went on into the lounge. I couldn’t pay attention something from upstairs. I opened the paper. After it slow Ben and Luster got here in. Ben went to the darkish position at the wall the place the replicate was, rubbing his fingers on it and slobbering and moaning. Luster all started punching on the hearth. “What’re you doing? ” I says. “We dont want any fireplace this night. ” “I tryin to maintain him quiet,” he says. “Hit continually chilly Easter,” he says. “Only this isn't Easter,” I says. “Let it on my own. ” He placed the poker again and received the cushion out of Mother’s chair and gave it to Ben, and he hunkered down in entrance of the fireside and obtained quiet. I learn the paper. There hadn’t been a legitimate from upstairs whilst Dilsey got here in and despatched Ben and Luster directly to the kitchen and acknowledged supper used to be prepared. “All right,” I says. She went out. I sat there, interpreting the paper. After some time I heard Dilsey taking a look in on the door. “Whyn’t you come back on and consume? ” she says. “I’m watching for supper,” I says. “Hit’s at the table,” she says. “I performed advised you. ” “Is it? ” I says. “Excuse me. I didn’t pay attention anyone come down. ” “They aint comin,” she says. “You come on and devour, so i will be able to take anything as much as them. ” “Are they ailing? ” I says. “What did the general practitioner say it used to be? no longer Smallpox, i am hoping. ” “Come on the following, Jason,” she says. “So I relations git performed. ” “All right,” I says, elevating the paper back. “I’m looking ahead to supper now. ” i may believe her looking at me on the door. I learn the paper. “Whut you need to act like this fer? ” she says. “When you is aware how a lot trouble I has besides. ” “If mom is any sicker than she was once while she got here right down to dinner, all right,” I says. “But so long as i'm procuring nutrients for individuals more youthful than i'm, they’ll need to come all the way down to the desk to devour it. permit me understand whilst supper’s ready,” I says, analyzing the paper back.