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Characters Quentin Compson - The oldest of the Compson children a sensitive and intelligent boy preoccupied with his love for his sister and his notion of the familys honor After Caddys marriage Quentin commits suicide by drowning toward the end of his first year at Harvard Benjy Compson - Born Maury Compson his name was changed to Benjamin in 1900 when it was discovered that he was severely retarded A moaning speechless idiot Benjy is deeply attached to his sister Caddy who is a mother-figure for him When it was thought that he attempted to rape a young girl Benjy was castrated in 1910 Jason Compson IV - Quentin Caddy and Benjys mean-spirited petty younger brother Promised a job by Herbert Head in a bank Jason ends up working in a Jefferson farm-supply store after his sisters divorce from Head in 1911 Caddy Compson - Actually named Candace Mr Compson and Mrs Compsons only girl Very close to her brother Quentin Caddy becomes a promiscuous adolescent and becomes pregnant unintentionally She marries and is divorced by Herbert Head Forced to leave her daughter Miss Quentin to be raised by her family Caddy is sent away from the Compson home where she continues to send money for her daughter--money that is continually misappropriated by her vicious brother Jason Jason Compson III - Caddy Quentin Benjy and Jasons father Caroline Compsons husband A cynical man with a philosophy of determinism and the helplessness of mankind a philosophy with which his son Quentin struggles in vain before his suicide Mr Compson drinks himself to death shortly after Quentins death Caroline Compson - Caddy Quentin Benjy and Jasons self-pitying and constantly ill mother Miss Quentin - Caddys illegitimate daughter raised by the Compsons after Caddys divorce A rebellious miserably unhappy promiscuous girl Dilsey - The Compsons Negro cook a pious strong-willed and protective influence Roskus - Dilseys husband the Compsons servant Roskus suffers from severe rheumatism which eventually
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