Elaine’s current husband, and the father of her daughter Anne. Ben works as a travel agent and can get easy trips for his family. He is portrayed as simple and old-fashioned—he meets Elaine at a grocery store, and courts her in an archaic manner. Nevertheless, she loves him, as he represents an attractive sense of simplicity and order.
Ben Character Timeline in Cat’s Eye
The timeline below shows where the character Ben appears in Cat’s Eye. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Part Two: Silver Paper
...Sarah’s graduation. They stole away to get lunch and “got plastered,” which confused her husband, Ben, as she used to call that relationship a disaster. She likens the relationship to a... (full context)
Part Three: Empire Bloomers
Part Seven: Our Lady of Perpetual Help
Part Eight: Half a Face
Part Twelve: One Wing