Essays Tagged: "Benjy"

William Faulkner - The Sound and The Fury; this is comparison between the innocent and experienced characters in this book.

what the ultimate desire of man is and know how to obtain and use this desire for their own benefit.Benjy, the thirty-three year old mentally disabled man in William Faulkner's The Sound and Fury, is ... ce between the blinding, bright, dazzling light of the sun, and the dark, somber, grey of the moon. Benjy is presented as a pure, innocent man-child, incapable of grasping the elementary events taking ...

(6 pages) 112 1 4.0 Jun/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Analyisis of Benjy's First Section in William Faulkner's "The Sound and the Fury".

dividuals live as prisoners of the past, posing as slaves of society, no longer living by morality. Benjy, the handicap, lives as such. His section of the book is told by jumping between memories, nev ... ries, never truly absorbing what was happening, but only what he saw, heard, and occasionally felt. Benjy is thus reliving his past through his memories, and his limited intelligence entraps him from ...

(3 pages) 44 0 1.0 Jul/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Character Analyisis of Benjy from William Faulkner's "The Sound and the Fury".

of William Shakespeare's famous play Macbeth (see quote above). With no concept of time nor reason, Benjy is left to live his painful life through mere memories of his family. He seems to remember not ... smell lemons, there are lemons nearby, if you smell trees, nearby are trees -- or Caddy.Only Caddy, Benjy's older sister, holds compassion towards the slowest of the family. Benjy subconsciously relat ...

(5 pages) 56 0 1.0 Jul/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

The Novels of William Faulkner.

o more; it is a taleTold by an idiot, full of sound and furySignifying nothing.'"'According to this Benjy, the narrator of this section of the book, is the idiot who is telling the tale, but Benjy is ... veil, and I couldn"'"t smell trees anymore, and I began to cry'"' (p.40)When this quote takes place Benjy, Quentin, and T.P. are drunk at Caddy"'"s wedding off of sarsaparilla. T.P. puts a box up to t ...

(4 pages) 48 0 3.7 Aug/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Duddy Kravitz's changes throughout the changing of the society around him.

that Duddy has failed in his apprenticeship and has become the "scheming littlebastard" that Uncle Benjy has warned him against.There is little doubt that Duddy is very shrewd and clever, but his lac ... deceitful activities, he bankrupts and is on the verge of a mental breakdown. At that point, Uncle Benjy's letter reveals to Duddy that he must make a very serious decision:There's more to you than m ...

(5 pages) 28 0 3.0 Dec/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Society and community

A Comparison between the Benjy & Quentin sections of The Sound & the Fury.

es, the only alternatives are to become either a cynic and materialist like Jason, or an idiot like Benjy, unable to see life as anything more than a meaningless series of images, sounds, and memories ... rrator." Before we attempt to compare the first two sections of the novels i.e. the perspectives of Benjy and Quentin, we must not forget the conclusion of Donald Kartiganer, as he analyses the form o ...

(8 pages) 64 0 5.0 Mar/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

In the short story collection: Summer Lightning by Olive Senior, the child is a major device for analyzing the society which disrupts and destroys its world. Discuss using at least 3 stories.

t to give love and be understood have all been shattered.As in 'Love Orange', the child protagonist Benjy in 'The Boy Who Loved Ice Cream' also has an intense longing; ice cream. His desire for this w ... ys longed for, but could not give a name to." However, like the girl in 'Love Orange' and the doll, Benjy too faces imminent disappointment and broken hopes. Upon the arrival of the day of the fair, t ...

(7 pages) 51 0 4.5 Mar/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

The Sound and the Fury:Interpreting Caddy Compson

emselves and to the past. This argument is particularly relevant to the novel's first two sections. Benjy's monologue, for example, is uttered in the present--Easter weekend, 1928--but is mainly compr ... ected to his sister, Caddy, whose departure following her marriage to Herbert Head leaves a void in Benjy's life. Because Caddy was the one family member to provide Benjy with the nurturing love that ...

(8 pages) 38 0 3.5 Jun/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

"The sound and the fury", by William Faulkner. "The Death of a Family"

na. She lives for us only in the tortured and highly subjective recollection of her three brothers: Benjy, the congenital idiot; Quentin, the moral abstractionist and suicide; Jason, the sociopath who ... as the ultimate horror. She has loved her father as a child and as a young woman. She has defended Benjy from Jason, and treats him always as if he were no different from other children. She is espec ...

(11 pages) 39 0 5.0 Jun/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Analysis of "Quentin Section" of "Sound and Fury" by "Willaim Faulkner"

him apart. As he loses control of himself, key images of his pour in: gasoline, watch, time, Caddy, Benjy, other family members in various states of disintegration.Quentin is the oldest of Compsons ch ... lectual son over Jason. The most evident is the sacrifice of family legacy that he makes by selling Benjy's pasture in order to give him the financial support to go to Harvard. . Nevertheless, Mr. Com ...

(7 pages) 35 0 4.3 Dec/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

The impact of Duddy's family on his apprenticeship. ("The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravit" by Mordecai Richler)

exploitation of women, is Yvette, the only person who truly loves Duddy.Even though Duddy's uncle, Benjy, is very rich, he doesn't have a happy personal life. Benjy also never has time for Duddy and, ... lso never has time for Duddy and, just like Max, prefers Lennie to Duddy. But the last conversation Benjy and Duddy have, reveals that they have very similar characters, and that they care about each ...

(3 pages) 14 0 3.0 Mar/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

"The life to live, the road to take," From Book- "Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz" By Mordecai Richler.

ave the most significant influence on him would be his father Max, grandfather Simcha and his uncle Benjy.One of the characters who has a tremendous affect on Duddy would be his father Max. Maxes beha ... ailure.Finally the last person in the family that has any affect at all on Duddy would be his uncle Benjy. Because he had to start from scratch and so did Duddy, on a subconscious level Duddy relates ...

(3 pages) 23 0 3.0 Jan/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

The Influences Of English

Through the various perspectives of a trio of brothers located in three different historical times--Benjy Compson, a severely retarded thirty-three-year-old man in 1928, Quentin Compson, a young stude ... lose. In the absence of the self-absorbed, ailing Mrs. Compson, Caddy serves as a mother figure for Benjy.As the children grow older and become adolescents, Caddy begins to behave promiscuously, which ...

(2 pages) 416 1 5.0 Jul/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

The Sound And The Fury

A teenaged Negro boy named Luster spends his Saturday watching after Benjy, a severely retarded descendent of the aristocratic Compson family of Jefferson, Mississippi. ... a severely retarded descendent of the aristocratic Compson family of Jefferson, Mississippi. It is Benjy's thirty-third birthday. Luster takes him around the Compson property, looking for a quarter t ... that has come to Jefferson that weekend. They wander by the golf course, by the stream branch where Benjy plays in the water, near the swing (where Miss Quentin is lounging with the man with the red t ...

(6 pages) 11 0 5.0 Jul/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

The Apprenticeship Of Duddy Kravitz: Family Relationships

FAMILY RELATIONSHIPS Simcha, Max & Benjy A father son relationship can, at times be very strong. Other times it can be ... son relationship can, at times be very strong. Other times it can be like the example of Simcha and Benjy. Benjy, at one time must have been Simcha's great pride. He had it all it seemed, a wife, mone ... to be the major factor in measuring a man's worth though I bet that he soon thought otherwise when Benjy made others believe he was impotent. After that it seemed that Simcha was disappointed in what ...

(1 pages) 3 0 0.0 Oct/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Duddy Kravitz

uddy lives with his older brother, Lennie and his father, Max. Compared to Duddy, Max and his uncle Benjy favours Lennie over Duddy because Lennie is a promising medicine student. Duddy loves his fami ...

(3 pages) 1331 0 0.0 Oct/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Duddy's Aprenticeship

experiences his selfish drive for success dragged him through.After earning money working in Uncle Benjy's factory and at the Hotel Las de Sable Duddy returned to Outremont with his heart set on purc ...

(3 pages) 331 0 0.0 Oct/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Theme Of Loss

#157; by Olive Senior. In this particular story it is the loss of an object which a young boy named Benjy cared for. This object was ice cream. Although one would think that this object should not hol ... that this object should not hold such a great connotation in the child's life, it was the world to Benjy at the age he was in the story. He loved ice cream before he had even experienced it, both in ...

(6 pages) 4058 0 0.0 Nov/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

The Sound And The Fury

s human nature. Through the multiple points of view and the conscious thoughts of Caddy's brothers, Benjy, Quentin, and Jason, Faulkner creates the reader's spark to judge Caddy. Benjy's sectio ... o to twenty years ago. For example, as children Caddy was the only Compson to love and take care of Benjy. She was the only one who understood his needs, and he needed her because she was his motherly ...

(3 pages) 16 0 3.0 Aug/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Caroline compsons obsession wi

y. Mrs. Compson felt a great burden placed upon her life after the birth of her fourth child Benjy. At birth Benjy appeared normal, though he never fully mentally developed. When Mrs. Compson l ... ppearances led to the following, "Reckon Maury going to let me cry on him a while, too. His name is Benjy now, Caddy said. How come it is, Dilsey said. He aint wore out the name he was born with yet, ...

(3 pages) 1265 1 5.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American