Absalom, Absalom!, 218 (Event)

Page Number: 
218
Order within Page: 
1
First 8-10 words of event: 
and came in to see Grandfather, trying to explain
Page Event Ends: 
220
Era: 
Civil War (1861-1865)
Characters Present: 
Narrative Status: 
Told
Date: 
Tuesday, November 1, 1864 to Wednesday, November 30, 1864
Summary: 

In General Compson's office, on his short time away from war, Sutpen tries to explain or understand how his design failed, and decide what he should do now, whether to play his "last trump card" to prevent the marriage or allow it and betray everything he sought to achieve for "that little boy who approached that door fifty years ago and was turned away" (220). [SOURCE: Grandfather, Quentin]

Chronological Order: 
333.30
Indeterminate Date Range: 
Keywords: 
Choice, Futility, Morality, Design, Fantasy

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