James Baldwin. - This character is also the book's author who is a Christian Preacher.
Negro Americans. - This group of characters is portrayed as oppressed and victimized.
White Americans. - This group of characters present a powerful presence within the novel although there are very few of these characters portrayed.
James Baldwin (nephew). - This character is believed to be very young, angry and bitter. The essay, "My Dungeon Shook", is addressed to this character.
The Author's Brother / The Nephew's Father. - This character is only mentioned once in the book, during the essay, "My Dungeon Shook". This character is described as being moody and self-destructive.
The Author's Mother / The Nephew's Grandmother. - This character is portrayed as a person of dignity, restraint and courage.
The Author's Father. - This character is seen several times throughout the book, and is described as being controlling and judgmental...
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