Cory Pinto’s mother, Benedita, is a kindly woman who works as a house cleaner. Her life dramatically when she runs over her youngest son, Alby, while backing her car out of the driveway. After the tragic accident, Benedita’s husband, Duarte, leaves her and returns to Portugal. Overwhelmed by her loss, Benedita becomes deeply depressed to the point of psychosis and becomes entirely reliant on Cory to support her, care for her, and pick up the pieces of her shattered life.
Benedita Pinto Character Timeline in The Female Persuasion
The timeline below shows where the character Benedita Pinto appears in The Female Persuasion. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
...are better, though he is still occasionally ashamed by his parents’ working-class occupations: his mother, Benedita, is a housecleaner and his father, Duarte, is an upholsterer. Cory tells Greer about a... (full context)
...a month, until one night, while Cory and Kristin were lying naked in Cory’s room, Benedita opened the door and announced that she was constipated and needed medicine. Kristin, disgusted by... (full context)
...cleaning houses together becomes a ritual. One day, his mother’s social worker sits Cory and Benedita down together and reveals that Benedita wants more independence. Benedita tells Cory that she wants... (full context)
...rather than using it to renovate their home, they have been sending the money to Benedita and Greer’s parents. Though SoulFinder was not a financial success, it was a critical one.... (full context)