The Sound and the Fury - Section 4, April 8, 1928 Summary & Analysis

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Section 4, April 8, 1928

April 8, 1928 is narrated by the author with a focus on Dilsey, the Compson’s cook. It is Easter Sunday. Dilsey emerges from her cabin on the Compson property in her Sunday finery. She reenters the cabin and then emerges in her working clothes. She enters the Compson’s kitchen and then emerges to gather firewood from the woodpile.

Mrs. Compson calls to her from the head of the stairs. Dilsey busy preparing the stove to get it ready to prepare breakfast does not answer fast enough and Mrs. Compson continues calling. Mrs. Compson wants her hot water bottle filled and chastises Dilsey for not being in the kitchen sooner. Dilsey painfully makes her way up the stairs to take the bottle from Mrs. Compson.

Luster has overslept and not prepared the stove. He was out late at the minstrel show. Mrs...

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