This section provides a short description of all the major characters in the book. This can be printed out as a study guide for students, used as a "key" for leading a class discussion, or you can jump to the quiz/homework section to find worksheets that incorporate these descriptions into a variety of question formats.
Alnest - This character is one of the two sympathetic white characters in the story and is little more than an offstage voice.
Auntie - This character is modeled after one of Ernest J. Gaines' relatives, Augustine Jefferson.
Dr. Bassett - This character is kept completely "offstage" and has a terrifying effect on Little John Lee.
Monsieur Bayonne - This character is a sincerely religious faith healer/musician but the religion they follow is heavily tinged with superstition.
The Boy - This character is somewhat out of place in this story.
Daddy - This...
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