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.
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,...
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