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The Sound and the Fury

The Sound and the Fury


by William Faulkner

The Sound and the Fury Guilt and Blame Quotes

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Quote #1

"I'm going to tell on you." Jason said.

He was crying. "You've already told." Caddy said. "There's not anything else you can tell, now."(1.322-3)

Jason’s a tattler. It’s pretty much what he does all of his childhood. Caddy’s the only person who calls him on it – which may explain why he feels so much hatred towards her.

Quote #2

"They aint no luck on this place." Roskus said. "I seen it at first but when they changed his name I knowed it." (1.359)

Roskus’s superstitions may seem a bit unrealistic, but they allow him to understand the history of the Compson household without placing blame on members of the Compson family (unlike Mrs. Compson or Jason, who blame just about everybody).

Quote #3

I said, Why couldn't it have been me and not her who is unvirgin (1.13)

Quentin blames Caddy for having sex. His obsession with her purity becomes the focal point of his life.

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