Absalom, Absalom!, 48 (Event)

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48
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1
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(Yes, Clytie was his daughter too: Clytemnestra. He named
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48
Era: 
Turn of the Century (1890-1913)
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Narrative Status: 
Narrated
Date: 
Monday, September 6, 1909
Summary: 

Mr. Compson interrupts his narrative to explain to Quentin how Sutpen got and named his children, including - cryptically - "the one before Clytie and Henry and Judith" (48). Compson's attitude toward Sutpen including two women for breeding purposes in his original set of slaves, and fathering a child on one of them himself, is complacent, but he does call attention to Clytemnestra's classical name. [SOURCE: Narrator, Father]

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496.00
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Keywords: 
Naming, Sex, Allusion:Classical, Speculation

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