Compson Place: Swing in The Sound and the Fury (Location)

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Swing
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YoknapatawphaInset
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Context (text, as interpreted)
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1659
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1159
Description: 

What Benjy refers to as a "swing" is described by the omniscient narrator of the novel's last section as "a hammock made of barrel staves slatted into woven wires" (314). Presumably this one swing holds both Caddie and Charlie sometime around 1909 and Caddy's daughter Quentin and the man who wears a red tie in 1928. As a location it is more associated with sexuality: Charlie puts his hands on Caddy in a way that causes Benjy to cry (47), and Luster finds an empty condom box by the swing where Miss Quentin meets the men who call on her (50).

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Site of Event
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Continuous
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