Jefferson Doctor's Office in The Sound and the Fury (Location)

Display Label: 
Doctor's Office
Type: 
Office/store
Authority : 
Context (text, as interpreted)
X: 
1310
Y: 
764
Description: 

The "doctor's office" represents the place where Benjy is taken to be castrated. Since we experience that event from his extremely partial perspective - all he remembers of that event is that "when I breathed in, I couldn't breathe out again" (53), which presumably refers to being rendered unconscious by inhaling ether before the operation - we can't say whether the surgery took place in a hospital or a doctor's office, and if the latter, which doctor might have performed it.

Role: 
Site of Event
Status: 
Continuous
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