Sanctuary Characters

This Study Guide consists of approximately 29 pages of chapter summaries, quotes, character analysis, themes, and more - everything you need to sharpen your knowledge of Sanctuary.
This section contains 599 words
(approx. 2 pages at 400 words per page)
Buy the Sanctuary Study Guide

Popeye

Popeye is one of the main characters in William Faulkner's Sanctuary. Popeye is a man that is considered to be "undersize" although no specific details are given as to height and weight, other than the fact that the man is slim. Popeye tends to wear a straw hat along with tight fitting suits. Popeye is a chain smoker who often walks around with a cigarette in his mouth where it will burn down to nothing.

Physically, Popeye sounds as if he suffers from some ailment. Faulkner refers to Popeye as having a dead dark pallor and his face has a queer bloodless color to it. Popeye has small, doll-like hands, eyes like rubber knobs, and an air that suggests the "vicious depthless quality of stamped tin," (Chapter 1, p. 4).

Faulkner paints a vivid picture of Popeye through his various descriptions: "His nose was faintly aquiline, and he had no...

(read more)

This section contains 599 words
(approx. 2 pages at 400 words per page)
Buy the Sanctuary Study Guide
Copyrights
BookRags
Sanctuary from BookRags. (c)2014 BookRags, Inc. All rights reserved.
Follow Us on Facebook