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Quentin section analysis Quentin section is the thought of a person whos living in that last moment of his life before committing suicide where he is already dead and detached form the world at a place where there is no time and the fragments of his past life mixing with his last days events are floating in from here and there The language shows that he is losing control of himself All the bits and pieces of the past life float through his consciousness or rather he floats through them He is in thrall to memory helpless before the on rush of events which are tearing him apart As he loses control of himself key images of his pour in gasoline watch time Caddy Benjy other family members in various states of disintegration Quentin is the oldest of Compsons children and there are three main factors which are responsible for the the course that Quentins life take the alcoholism of Mr Compsons his obsession with shadow and his obsession with Caddy The Compsons family is organized around the alcoholism of Mr Compson who refuses to acknowledge his childrens emotions and suppresses the familys emotional bleeding with his ever constant hushing 8 Murray Bowen a leading theorist of family systems concurs chronic alcoholism is a systemic rather than individual symptom for The dilemma of Compsoms family is that no one tries to eliminate this alcoholism for perhaps it glues the family in a bondage of misery eliminating this might jeopardize the family unity Psychotherapist and researcher Stephanie Brown remarks that alcoholic families often attempt collectively to preserve an inherent contradiction The Compsons here can b compared to the alcoholism of Tyrone family in Long days journey into night where its the morphine addiction of the mother that binds the whole family together in a bond of concern and misery at the same time Research in alcoholic families shows that
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