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Consequently, she cried throughout the ceremony. When she left the church after the ceremony, a scene symbolic of her future life awaited her. Sutpen’s Haitian slaves were holding pine-knot torches in the night, forming a line against the townspeople as they threw garbage and jeered at the couple. Analysis The narration in Chapter Two begins from the viewpoint of Quentin and then switches to storytelling by Mr. Compson, Quentin’s father. Since Faulkner is an omniscient narrator at the beginning of this chapter, speaking in the third person for Quentin, so it follows that Faulkner’s viewpoint is closest to Quentin’s in this novel.
Failing with Miss Rosa, Thomas Sutpen then seduces Wash Jones’s granddaughter. Milly Jones becomes pregnant, and when Sutpen goes to the Jones’s shack to see if it is a son and thus the heir to his empire, Wash Jones kills him with a scythe. Thomas Sutpen’s grand design was also his downfall. This is the end of the “respectable” Sutpen empire, but Charles Bon is still alive—and he has had a child by a mistress in New Orleans. Clytie the slave is also a daughter of Sutpen’s, and brings the younger Charles to Sutpen’s Hundred to live.
To a certain extent he is a man without a conscience. He bought Haitian slaves to build and work on his plantation, and while they were developing his property, they slept in the mud. He brought an architect from Martinique to design his house. Sutpen kept the architect against his will at the primitive camp, and like the slaves, captured him when he tried to escape. They all lived like this for two years, until the mansion was nearly completed, and Sutpen finally let the architect go. As long as Sutpen refused to explain anything about himself to the townspeople, they distrusted him, so he decided to gain respectability in another way.