| Quote #7
The registrar pointed sternly to the door. "Get out," he said. "Get out of college and get out of town. You are a dangerous lunatic." (1.4.16)
The registrar, like most of the people Benjamin encounters, fear him simply because he is different.
| Quote #8
In one particular, at least, the friends of Hildegarde Moncrief were mistaken. The wholesale hardware business prospered amazingly. In the fifteen years between Benjamin Button's marriage in 1880 and his father's retirement in 1895, the family fortune was doubled – and this was due largely to the younger member of the firm.
It would seem that social status is, in fact, all about money.