Jason Compson (Junior)

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Jason Compson (Junior)
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Compson, Jason (Junior)
AKA: 
Jason Compson IV
Race: 
White
Gender: 
Male
Class: 
Upper Class
Rank: 
Major
Vitality: 
Alive
Family: 
Compson
Real?: 
No
Biography: 

Quentin and Caddy's brother Jason is five years old, the youngest of the Compson children in this story. He is also querulous, manipulative, and insensitive. When Dilsey is sick and the children go get Nancy to prepare their breakfast, Jason says, "I bet you're drunk . . . Father says you're drunk. Are you drunk, Nancy?" (290). Later, he says that he will only stop crying if Dilsey makes him a chocolate cake. Much of this can undoubtedly be attributed to his age, but there are clear continuities between the young Jason of "That Evening Sun" and the greedy, vindictive adult Jason of The Sound and the Fury.

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Individual
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