By William Faulkner
“I provide the mausoleum of all desire and wish. . . . I provide it to you no longer that you could be have in mind time, yet that you simply may well overlook it from time to time for a second and never spend your entire breath attempting to overcome it. simply because no conflict is ever received he stated. they aren't even fought. the sector in simple terms 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 background 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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Dilsey rocked backward and forward, preserving Ben. “Miss Cahline say ef you cant quiet him, she gwine git up en come down en do hit. ” “Hush, honey,” Dilsey acknowledged, stroking Ben’s head. “Luster, honey,” she acknowledged. “Will you consider yo ole mammy en force dat surrey correct? ” “Yessum,” Luster stated. “I force hit jes like T. P. ” Dilsey stroked Ben’s head, rocking from side to side. “I does de bes I kin,” she stated. “Lawd is familiar with dat. move git it, den,” she acknowledged, emerging. Luster scuttled out. Ben held the slipper, crying. “Hush, now. Luster long past to git de surrey en take you to de graveyard. We aint gwine chance gittin yo cap,” she acknowledged.