The Sound and the Fury - Section 1, April 7, 1928 Summary & Analysis

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Section 1, April 7, 1928

Benjy Compson is being taken care of by Luster. Luster is trying to find the quarter he lost so that he can go to the minstrel show that is coming to town. As Luster takes Benjy around the property looking for the quarter, each place brings up memories of his past. It is Benjy’s thirty-third birthday and Luster has bought him a cake from town. Benjy is watching the golfers and moaning as they play. Luster threatens that he will eat Benjy’s cake if he is not quiet.

Benjy snags his pants on the fence and this sends him back to a time when his sister Caddy helped him get his pants unhooked from the same fence. He remembers wanting to go and wait by the gate for Caddy to come home from school. In the past, Versh, a...

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