Shadow and Act Character Descriptions

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Character Descriptions

Louis Armstrong - This well-known jazz and blues musician has a strong self-deprecating, almost clown-like performance style.

Bird - This is the nickname for the jazz performer Charlie Parker.

Charlie Christian - This person is the Oklahoma City musician Ellison calls the greatest of jazz guitarists.

Samuel Clemens - This author writes under the pen name of Mark Twain.

Stephen Crane - This son of a Methodist minister wrote "The Red Badge of Courage."

Ralph Waldo Emerson - This is the author Ellison was named after.

William Faulkner - This American author wrote "Intruder in the Dust."

Ernest Hemingway - This author wrote "The Old Man and the Sea" and was a writer Ellison claimed as a literary ancestor.

Irving Howe - This Jewish-American author wrote an essay entitled "Black Boys and Native Sons" for the magazine New Leader.

Stanley Edgar Hyman - This professor was a...

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