The sound and the fury: reconstructing memories, grappling (in benjy"s class, often literally) with the past, trauma, quentin"s mind neurotically returns over and over again to thoughts of trauma, memories, how characters remember differently, how characters narrate differently. When the shadow of the sash all your breath trying to conquer it. pg 76: future tense. prediction: compson family once ruled mississippi; now the head of the family is jason, a loser, a reducto absurdum. all your hopes and desires are dead and burned. ticking brings quentin back to the present; gatsby"s clock doesn"t tick: quentin is incapable of taking action leaves him stuck in the past, terrible fighter; every time he picks a fight, he gets knocked out. Incest www. notesolution. com: keeping it all in the family , incest represented in quentin"s boston encounter with the italians. keeps on calling a girl lil sister"; turns out she is someone else"s little.