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Absalom, Absalom!: Quotes (What Was Said) Quiz
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Q. Who does this quote describe?: "He came here with a horse and two pistols and a name which nobody ever heard of before"?
Q. Who says the following?: "I saw what happened to Ellen, my sister, I saw her almost a recluse, watching those two doomed children growing up whom she was helpless to save."
Q. Who says, "So it's the miscegenation, not the incest, which you can't bear?"
Q. What is the speaker saying about Sutpen?: "Marrying Ellen or marrying ten thousand Ellens could not have made him one. Not that he ever wanted to be one, or even be taken for one"?
He can never be a good husband
He can never become a gentleman
He can never be a good father
He can never win in a barn fight
Q. Who is this quote referring to?: "[Rosa] chose you because your grandfather was the nearest thing to a friend which Sutpen ever had in this country"?
Charles Etiene de St. Valery Bon
Stonewall, the family dog