The Sound and the Fury Quotes

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Caddy smelled like trees.
-- Benjy (Section 1 paragraph 10, pg. 6)

Importance: Benjy sees Caddy as innocent and pure. As long as she smells like trees, this is his Caddy. When she attempts to wear perfume and have relationships, she no longer smells like trees and loses her innocence.

I've got to marry somebody.
-- Caddy (Section 2 paragraph 3, pg. 113)

Importance: Caddy does not love Herbert, but because she is pregnant she must marry someone for face taking care of the baby by herself. She does not have the ability to do this so she must rely on a man to take care of her and her child. Her family will not help her because her situation is shameful to them and will hurt their reputation.

I wish you were dead.
-- Quentin (Section 2 paragraph 22, pg. 157)

Importance: Quentin says this to Caddy after her late night meeting with Dalton. It shows Quentin's obession with Caddy and his unstable mind.

Did you ever have a sister? did you?
-- Quentin (Section 2 paragraph 11, pg. 166)

Importance: Quentin says this a...

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