Question: English & Literature

What does water symbolize in the novel? Why is it important that the children play in the stream and that Quentin drowned himself in the Charles River?

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In English & Literature | Asked by bookragstutor
Asked from the The Sound and the Fury study pack
Water symbolizes purity and innocence. It is imporant that the children play in the stream because it shows their innocence. Caddy's dirting of her underclothes is a precursor of her later loss of innocence and promiscuity. Quentin drowns himself in the Charles River to wash away the guilt he feels for Caddy's mistakes and the responsibility he feels for her ruining the family name.
bookragstutor | 1048 days ago