Judge Benbow

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Display Name: 
Judge Benbow
Sort Name: 
Benbow, Judge
Race: 
White
Gender: 
Male
Class: 
Upper Class
Rank: 
Minor
Vitality: 
Alive
Family: 
Benbow
Occupation: 
Professional
Specific Job: 
Judge
Biography: 

Judge Benbow is part of the Benbow family, an old legal family in Jefferson best known in Faulkner's narratives by the characters Horace and Narcissa. It is unclear what exact relation the Judge has to these two, but he certainly belongs to an earlier generation, and is probably the same as the "Judge Benbow" who appears in two other Yoknapatawpha fictions. The Judge says of Will Varner that "a milder mannered man never bled a mule or stuffed a ballot box" (6).

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Characters designated Judge Benbow appear also in Absalom, Absalom! and The Unvanquished.
Individual or Group: 
Individual
Character changes class in this text: 
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