Your Blues Ain't Like Mine: A Character Analysis of Clayton Pinochet Essay | Essay

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Your Blues Ain't Like Mine: A Character Analysis of Clayton Pinochet

Summary: Provides a character analysis of Clayton Pinochet from the novel Your Blues Ain't Like Mine, by African American author Bebe Moore Campbell. Details Clayton's evolution from a fearful boy to a strong man. Describes main themes in the novel and dissects Clayton's relationship with his father.
Clayton Pinochet, a prominent figure in Your Blues Ain't Like Mine, by Bebe Moore Campbell, has a high status to fill. His father, Stonewall Pinochet, is a prominent figure in Mississippi. He is rich. Clayton is a very dynamic character. In Your Blues Ain't Like Mine, Clayton evolves from a fearful boy into a strong man who is able to stand up for what he feels is right.

As a young boy, merely eight years old, Clayton witnesses his father brutally beating a black laborer. He protests the unlawfulness of the scene. Young Clayton screams, "Stop it! It's not right!" (Campbell 23) His father throws him violently and tells him to never try and save a nigger. This is the day that Clayton realizes that he wants to save colored people. This is also the day that he realizes that he fears his daddy.

When Clayton is a young...

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