Mrs. Charles E. S-V. Bon

Display Name: 
Mrs. Charles E. S-V. Bon
Sort Name: 
Bon, Mrs. Charles E. S-V. Bon
Race: 
Black
Gender: 
Female
Class: 
Free Black
Rank: 
Minor
Vitality: 
Dies
Family: 
Sutpen
Family (new): 
Biography: 

The "inescapably negro" whom Charles E. S-V. Bon marries (168) is apparently somewhat mentally deficient; at least, "her mentality" is mentioned disparagingly (167), and she is described as "existing" in an "automaton-like state" (166). The phrase "inescapably negro" is attributed to Judith; the phrases that Mr. Compson uses to describe her include "coal black and ape-like" (166); "resembling something in a zoo" (169), and "the black gargoyle" (170). She is from a "two dimensional backwater" somewhere (166), and already pregnant with child when she and Bon come to Sutpen's Hundred to live. She is not mentioned again after her husband's death, but since Clytemnestra assumes guardianship of her child, it seems likely that she also dies - though there is no stone for her in the Sutpen graveyard.

Disability: 
cognitively disabled
Individual or Group: 
Individual
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