Gossamer Beynon is a schoolteacher and the daughter of Butcher Beynon. She has erotic dreams about an animal-like lover. Gossamer is attracted to Sinbad Sailors and doesn’t care that he’s not as refined or educated as herself—so long as he’s sexually satisfying. However, she keeps her thoughts to herself, and Sinbad, who also pines for Gossamer, takes her silence as a sign of her disinterest and pride. Gossamer is attractive, and men ogle her as she walks down the streets of Llareggub in her high-heels.
Gossamer Beynon Character Timeline in Under Milk Wood
The timeline below shows where the character Gossamer Beynon appears in Under Milk Wood. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Under Milk Wood
First Voice draws the listener’s attention toward Gossamer Beynon —the butcher’s daughter, and a schoolteacher—who sleeps “under a fluttering hummock of chicken’s feathers in... (full context)
...Willy Nilly. Sinbad Sailors, who runs the taproom, “hugs his damp pillow,” which he calls Gossamer Beynon . Lily Smalls dreams of being caught by a mogul in the washroom. (full context)
...is full of dejected fishermen. Sinbad Sailors greets Mr. Waldo and confesses his love for Gossamer Beynon , whom he calls “a lady all over.” Sinbad wishes he could marry Gossamer, but... (full context)
Second Voice shifts focus toward Gossamer Beynon leaving the school in her high heels. As she walks down the street, people, including... (full context)
...wife cheerfully waves him off. Sinbad Sailors greets Cherry Owen, though he inwardly pines for Gossamer Beynon . (full context)