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In William Faulkners novel The Sound and the Fury Caroline Compson focused directly upon appearances Mrs Compson never allowed herself to forget that her family wasnt as good as her husbands Marrying into a higher class altered her perception of society She searched for the acquisition of material objects in her life always afraid of how others looked upon her family Mrs Compson cared more for appearances than for reality Her obsession with sounds and appearance greatly altered the life of her children She shifted her responsibilities as a mother onto the black housekeeper Dilsey because she was unable to handle the appearance of her own family Mrs Compson felt a great burden placed upon her life after the birth of her fourth child Benjy At birth Benjy appeared normal though he never fully mentally developed When Mrs Compson learned of her sons disability her entire life shattered She wondered how anyone could accept her or her son now The mothers obsession with sound and appearances led to the following Reckon Maury going to let me cry on him a while too His name is Benjy now Caddy said How come it is Dilsey said He aint wore out the name he was born
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