Part 3 Summary and Analysis
Jason: April 6, 1928
Earl: owner of the department store where Jason works
Job: a Negro who works alongside Jason
Lorraine: a prostitute Jason sees in Memphis, to whom he gives money
This part takes place on the day before that of the first part. It is narrated from the point of view of Jason, the second youngest Compson child. This part of the novel is certainly more coherent than the previous two, but we should not assume the accounts in it are necessarily more reliable. While Benjy is limited by retardation and Quentin has a tendency to fantasize, Jason’s perspective is shaped by his anger and resentment.
As the section begins, Mrs...
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