Jason Compson

Display Name: 
Jason Compson
Sort Name: 
Compson, Jason
AKA: 
Jason Lycurgus Compson IV
Race: 
White
Gender: 
Male
Class: 
Upper Class
Rank: 
Major
Vitality: 
Alive
Family: 
Compson
Occupation: 
Sales and Service
Specific Job: 
Store Clerk
Date of Birth: 
Monday, January 1, 1894 to Monday, December 31, 1894
Narrator: 
Stream of Consciousness
Biography: 

Jason IV was the third child born to Jason and Caroline Compson. He is the last Compson male in Jefferson capable of having children, and he is some kind of relationship with a woman in Memphis named Lorraine, but he remains childless. He sees himself as an innocent victim of other people, and casts himself in the role of the guardian of his family's honor and his mother's good name from various antagonistic forces, especially his sister and niece. The tone of his narrative is bitter, restless, angry and even funny, though there is a good deal of sadism in his sense of humor. His actions in the section illustrate his greed, hypocrisy and self-deceptions, as well as his cruelty to others, especially Caddy and her daughter. He enforces his sister Caddy's exile from the family, uses his niece Quentin's illegitimate status to blackmail Caddy, and he steals the money she sends to Miss Quentin.

Note: 
sadist, psychopath
Property Status: 
owns land
owns house
Financial Status: 
poor (controls limited wealth)
Individual or Group: 
Individual
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