Blues Ain't No Mockingbird Characters

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Camera

"Camera" is how the narrator refers to the cameraman who is filming for a county project on food stamps. The camera on his shoulder is so much a part of him that when he hands it to Granddaddy Cain he keeps his shoulder "high like the camera was still there or needed to be." When Granddaddy deliberately damages the camera, Camera gathers up the pieces and holds them "like he's protectin a kitten from the cold."

Cameraman

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Cain

Granddaddy Cain is Granny's husband, whom she always refers to as "Mister Cain" in keeping with rural Southern protocols. Although he speaks only a few lines in the story, he performs its most dramatic action. When he returns from hunting, carrying a bloody chicken hawk over his shoulder, Granny asks him to get the cameramen to leave. First, however, he dispatches the hawk's attacking mate by throwing a...

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