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The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button


by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Hildegarde Moncrief Timeline and Summary

  • Hildegarde meets Benjamin at a social dance. She tells him that she is much more attracted to men his age – about fifty – then she is to men her own age, in their twenties.
  • Hildegarde, to her father’s dismay, agrees to marry Benjamin Button.
  • She and Benjamin have a son, Roscoe.
  • Hildegarde grows older as Benjamin gets younger. She resents him for his reverse aging and demands that he stop it at once.
  • When Benjamin returns home from college, Hildegarde is away resting in Italy.