The Sound and the Fury Symbols & Objects

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Benjy’s Pasture

Benjy’s pasture is sold to fund Quentin’s college education. It is made into a golf course, and Benjy follows along the fence watching the golfers. He remembers when he was little and he was able to walk through the pasture to the stream where he and the other children spent much of their time.

Harvard

Quentin is sent to Harvard for his education. He does not want to go, but his mother wants him to go there. He is unhappy at Harvard because he is away from his family and his way of life. He ends up drowning himself in the Charles River near the campus.

Charles River

Quentin drowns himself in the Charles River near the end of his first year at Harvard. It symbolizes his attempt to wash away the sin of Caddy's mistakes and his inability to help her...

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