Part 1 Summary and Analysis

Benjy: April 7, 1928
New Characters:

Maury Bascomb: brother of Mrs Caroline Compson. He is having an affair with Mrs Patterson

Benjy Compson (Maury, Benjamin): a profoundly retarded man, from whose perspective the section is narrated. He is the youngest son in the Compson family; brother of Caddy, Quentin (male) and Jason IV

Caddy (Candace) Compson: daughter of Mr and Mrs Compson, sister of Benjy, Quentin (male) and
Caddy

Mrs Caroline Compson: mother of Benjy, Caddy, Quentin (male) and Jason IV

Jason Compson III: father of Benjy, Caddy, Quentin (male) and Jason IV

Jason Compson IV: son of Mr and Mrs Compson, brother of Benjy, Caddy and Quentin...

(The entire section is 5153 words.)