Posted on April 24, by wh5bi By Weston Harty In The Moviegoer, Binx Bolling has distanced himself from his family and the older, more prominent neighborhoods in New Orleans in order to observe from afar the nature of the city and conduct his search, an attempt to discover his true self and separate himself from mundane everydayness. While Walker Percy does not give exact locations of where Binx lives and travels to over the course of the novel, he does give enough secondary information to approximate these places. First and foremost is the location of his house.
She wants him to go to medical school, but he frequents movies and watches television as a way of distracting himself from domestic realities and from personal involvement with those around him.
He is a stockbroker who has affairs with his various secretaries. Binx agrees to help; that is, he agrees to give Kate attention and keep her distracted.
Walter, an old fraternity brother of Binx, and Kate are engaged to marry. Binx and Kate decide to watch the Mardi Gras parade together, in which they see Walter and after which they attend a movie. Slowly, over time, they fall in love with each other, and Kate cancels her engagement to Walter.
Binx is attracted to his new secretary, Sharon Kincaid, and spends time with her. He eventually realizes, however, that it is Kate whom he really wants. It is revealed, in turn, that Sharon is in love with another man.
When Binx proposes marriage to Kate, she delays an answer. She accepts, and they have a minor car accident.
They exchange platitudes of love at the picnic on the beach. Binx takes Sharon to meet his mother and other family members; then, predictably, they go to yet another movie. After going to church with his mother, Binx returns to the home of his aunt Emily, where he learns that Kate, that very morning, has attempted suicide.
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Walker Percy's Characters. STUDY. PLAY. Binx Bolling, The Moviegoer. Protagonist of The Moviegoer. Stockbroker who has various affairs with his secretaries. He is almost thirty. He is class-bound by his great-aunt, but feels himself to be quite ordinary, as he is not interested in art, culture, or education. Binx Bolling's distant cousin. My Childish, Unhealthy, Joyous Obsession With The Moviegoer. I was a sophomore in college when I first read Walker Percy’s The Moviegoer. You probably knew kids like me—awkward, insecure. With his novel The Moviegoer Walker Percy succeeds in summing up the postmodern condition in the character of one Binx Bolling. The accomplishment is remarkable when one stops to consider that this was Percy’s debut novel, published in when he was middle-aged, a novel that won the N.
Unlock This Study Guide Now Start your hour free trial to unlock this page The Moviegoer study guide and get instant access to the following:In Walker Percy's The Moviegoer, how does Percy describe the character Binx and the world he Binx Bolling is a mutual funds broker who lives a quiet life in a suburb of New Orleans called Gentilly.
Binx Bolling's great-aunt and Kate's stepmother. She has been a surrogate mother to both Binx and Kate. She is the last truly good Southern woman, and she laments that Binx has not inherited her culture.
Walker Percy () was an internationally renowned novelist and essay writer who was born and raised in Alabama. He studied to be a doctor, but found his calling as a writer, penning The Moviegoer, an award-winning novel that deals with a young man in New Orleans, Louisiana, attempting to find.
The Moviegoer is Binx Bolling, Percy writes a detailed and interesting setting, and a meandering narrator/main character. The Moviegoer: Walker Percy's Novel of "If That's All There Is" Is that all there is, is that all there is /5.
Binx Bolling The protagonist of the novel, Binx Bolling is called “Binx” by his cousin Kate, “Jack” by his mother and his half-siblings, and “Rollo” by an old army buddy.
The fact that a number of different names exist for the man is consistent with the split selves Binx reveals in his narration.
Binx, a [ ]. In Walker Percy's The Moviegoer, how does Percy describe the character Binx and the world he Binx Bolling is a mutual funds broker who lives a quiet life in a suburb of New Orleans called Gentilly.