Cambridge Inset: Harvard University (Location Key)


The oldest university in the United States and the institution in which Quentin Compson matriculates because, as his father tells him, "for you to go to Harvard has been your mothers dream since you were born" (178). The second section of The Sound and the Fury - "June 2, 1910" - begins there, when Quentin wakes up there in the dorm room he shares with Shreve, and ends there as well, when Quentin leaves the room for the last time. ("Harvard" appears or is mentioned in 9 additional texts, including the half of Absalom, Absalom! that is set in Quentin's dorm room on the campus; those Locations are gathered under the index entry for "Harvard University|Cambridge Area.")

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