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Unformatted text preview: demonstrating that morals are no longer important in this broken household. Eventually, as a result of her promiscuity, Caddy gives birth to an illegitimate child and is banished from the household, “lost” forever to the Compsons. In Caddy’s tragedy, the reader can witness the true decline of the Compson family. The novel depicts the Compsons as such a broken family that it can not provide Caddy with the love and attention she needs, forcing her to search for love in other men, leading to the birth of her illegitimate child, Quentin. The central theme of a Southern family in deterioration is shown by the tragedy that Caddy and Quentin suffer at the hands of their declining, broken family. The behavior of each member of the Compsons is not only self-destructive but also hurts others around as seen in the lives of Quentin and Caddy....
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