The Sound and the Fury Characters

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Benjy Compson

Benjy Compson is a mentally challenged thirty-three year old man. His family keeps him at home to care for him rather than send him to a mental facility. He is taken care of by the servants of the house. Luther must keep Benjy entertained and from making too much noise and disturbing the other members of the family. The Compson’s keep Benjy at home rather than sending him to a mental facility because it would look bad for the family to send their son away. Instead, they keep him in an environment with people who do not understand his condition or how to deal with him.

He has no sense of time or morality. His thoughts slip in and out of the present and past in a confused jumble. This shows how his mind is not like everyone else’s and that he does not understand...

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