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Character Role Analysis

Jason Compson

FINALLY, a guy who’s not a protagonist. Jason’s the guy that everybody loves to hate. Sure, he gets to narrate his own section, but that doesn't make us like him. He says nasty things about everybody we care about: Dilsey, Caddy, Quentin, Benjy, and, well, you get the picture. Even as a little kid, Jason’s a money-grubber. If you’re spending all your time thinking about money, there’s not too much time to think about family – and in a novel about a family, that puts you in a pretty bad place.