Question: English & Literature

Why do the Compsons change Benjy’s name from Maurice to Benjamin? Is this a way to attempt to not blemish Mrs. Compton’s family name? Why do you think the Comptons do not send Benjy to a home, but

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The Compsons change Benjy's name because of family pride. Caroline Compson does not want a son named after her brother who is mentally challenged. This would be a blight on her family name. They do not send Benjy to a home because it would look bad for the family to send their son away. It is part of the culture to take care of their own. The family does not know how to properly care for him. So, he lives a very limited existence.
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