Captain Bean

Display Name: 
Captain Bean
Sort Name: 
Bean, Captain
Race: 
White
Gender: 
Male
Class: 
Lower Class
Rank: 
Minor
Vitality: 
Alive
Occupation: 
Transportation
Specific Job: 
Airport Manager|Flight Instructor
Biography: 

Captain Bean's military rank may indicate that, like many other flyers in Faulkner's fictions, he is an ex-World War I aviator, but that is conjecture. The narrator simply identifies him as "Captain Bean at the airport" in Memphis (241), a man who refuses to teach Willy how to fly without a certificate from a doctor but who, apparently, is willing to teach Secretary, Willy's black driver - which seems to flaunt the rules of segregation.

Individual or Group: 
Individual
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