Mrs. Compson

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Display Name: 
Mrs. Compson
Sort Name: 
Compson, Mrs.
AKA: 
Caroline Bascomb Compson
Race: 
White
Gender: 
Female
Class: 
Upper Class
Rank: 
Secondary
Vitality: 
Alive
Family: 
Compson
Real?: 
No
Biography: 

Caroline Compson is the mother of Quentin, Caddy, and Jason Compson III. She opposes her husband's decision to allay Nancy's fears that Jesus is waiting to harm her by accompanying Nancy to her cabin. As the narrator, Quentin never describes his mother, but her spoken words characterize her as the querulous, self-centered person readers meet in The Sound and the Fury (1929): "You'll leave me alone, to take Nancy home?" she complains (293).

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Individual
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