Mr. Burgess

Display Name: 
Mr. Burgess
Sort Name: 
Burgess, Mr.
Race: 
White
Gender: 
Male
Class: 
Middle Class
Rank: 
Minor
Vitality: 
Alive
Biography: 

A neighbor of the Compsons, Mr. Burgess sees Benjy grabbing at his daughter and rushes to "knock him out with a fence picket" (263). It may also be at his insistence that the Compsons have Benjy surgically castrated, though this is not made explicit.

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