A scientist who stays with Elaine’s family for a period during her childhood, as he works with her father. Elaine identifies with him, because he appears anxious and persecuted to her. However, he treats her extremely nicely and she later paints him as one of her three muses after he returns to India when the university refuses to hire him.
Mr. Banerji Character Timeline in Cat’s Eye
The timeline below shows where the character Mr. Banerji appears in Cat’s Eye. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Part Five: Wringer
Part Six: Cat’s Eye
...doesn’t understand why this activity is called bridge when it’s nothing like a bridge. When Mr. Banerji comes, Elaine feels hopeful because she feels that if he can deal with whatever is... (full context)
Part Nine: Leprosy
Part Ten: Life Drawing
...she could have dedicated herself to an impressive botany career. He has become melancholic, as Mr. Banerji returned to India after failing to get promoted. Elaine’s father see this as a betrayal... (full context)
Part Fourteen: Unified Field Theory