Absalom, Absalom! Chapter 6 Summary and Analysis

William Faulkner

Chapter 6 Summary and Analysis

New Characters:
Judge Benbow: Miss Rosa’s lawyer, who helps her when she is poverty-stricken

Charles Etienne Saint Velery Bon: son of Charles Bon and his mistress from New Orleans

Shreve McCannon: Quentin’s Harvard roommate, with whom he is narrating the story

Luster: an African-American boy who is a major character in Faulkner’s novel The Sound and the Fury

Using a technique seen in the earlier chapters, the beginning of Chapter Six recalls the reader to the “present,” only in this case the “present” has changed and now we must change our percep¬tions with it. We are no longer sitting with Quentin and Miss Rosa, waiting to go...

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