Quentin's Father

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Quentin's Father
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Unnamed Father of Quentin
AKA: 
Jason Lycurgus Compson III
Race: 
White
Gender: 
Male
Class: 
Upper Class
Rank: 
Minor
Vitality: 
Alive
Family: 
Compson
Origin: 
Yoknapatawpha
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Quentin's father, who has apparently joined the hunting party to watch the final pursuit of Old Ben, makes several suggestions to Quentin, who obeys him. The father reinforces the discipline and standards of Major de Spain, and shows his attention to his son's progress as a novice hunter. Even before his father appears in the story, Quentin remembers what he has been taught about hunting safety: "I just stood there, crouched, holding my breath, with the safety off even though father had taught me never to take it off until I saw what I was going to shoot at" (193).

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In "Lion,"Quentin's Father, is not easily equated with Jason Lycurgus Compson of <em>The Sound and the Fury,/em>, as the latter is a hopeless drunk and would not be a good instructor for Quentin in the safe use of hunting guns, nor would he be a respected member of the hunting party's audience.
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