The Sound and the Fury Additional Characters

William Faulkner


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The novel's oldest character is Damuddy, the mother of Caroline Compson and grandmother of Benjy, Caddy, Quentin, and Jason. Although she...

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Benjamin Compson

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Benjy is the youngest of the Compson brothers. He had orignally been named after his uncle Maury, but when the Compsons discover that he is...

(The entire section is 274 words.)

Caddy Compson

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Caddy is the central character of the novel, even though none of the narration is seen through her eyes. In each of the three sections that...

(The entire section is 261 words.)

Jason Compson IV

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The middle son of the Compson family. After his brother Quentin's suicide and the death of his father, Jason is the head of the family....

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Quentin Compson

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The eldest son of the Compsons. Quentin's monologue, the second section of the book, takes place on June 2,1910, while he is a student at...

(The entire section is 271 words.)

Dilsey Gibson

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The Compson housekeeper, who is seen to be the most positive character in the novel. Dilsey is the person who nurtures the Compson children,...

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Other Characters

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Dalton Ames
One of Caddy's lovers who may have made her pregnant. In his monologue, Caddy's brother Quentin remembers his failed...

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