Characters are often bound by the qualities of the society in which they live. Explain how Quentin Compson does NOT fit this premise.
One of Quentin's most distinctive traits is how he is fundamentally different from the Southern man. When Quentin's father advises him to "take a vacation and forget [his] pain," it is a reflection of how Faulkner constructs the Southern society approach to personal hurt. It is seen as something that might be a part of one's identity but can be forgotten or deferred. It is here where Quentin demonstrates himself to be fundamentally different than...
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