Fingers Themes & Characters

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Sam is the main character and the narrator of the story. It is through his eyes the reader views the world of Humphrey, Bridget, and Luc. Sam is eighteen years old and often feels prisoner to his mother and his half-brother.

He feels resentment toward his halfbrother because Humphrey receives all the attention, and Sam feels that he is shunned by his mother because he is a reminder of her ex-husband. Half of Sam's blood is African American, and his physical features will never let him fit in with the rest of his family. Humphrey, along with being the child star and family "meal ticket," is Bridget's son by Luc. Bridget, Luc, and Humphrey constantly let Sam know that he does not fit in with the rest of the family.

Sam has musical talent as a composer but not as a player like Humphrey...

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