Benbow Sartoris

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Display Name: 
Benbow Sartoris
Sort Name: 
Sartoris, Benbow
AKA: 
Johnny
Bory
Race: 
White
Gender: 
Male
Class: 
Upper Class
Rank: 
Secondary
Vitality: 
Alive
Family: 
Sartoris
Date of Birth: 
Saturday, June 5, 1920
Origin: 
Yoknapatawpha
Biography: 

Born at the end of Flags in the Dust on the same day that his father, (Young) Bayard, dies, ten-year-old Benbow is the last of the Sartorises. Although Miss Jenny persists in calling him "Johnny" in keeping with Sartoris family tradition (728), his mother Narcissa gave him her family name instead. Her nickname for him, "Bory," recalls her nickname in Flags in the Dust for her brother Horace, i.e. "Horry." Unlike his paternal ancestors, he remains a minor figure in the Yoknapatawpha story.

Individual or Group: 
Individual
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