The Bluest Eye - Study Guide SeeThe Dog... Summary & Analysis

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Soaphead Church loves things because he can't stand people. He doesn't mind being thought of as a misanthrope because he has had a fine education and he knows that many fine people feel the same way he does. Soaphead considers any kind of communication or engagement with people as a form of charity.

It seems strange that Soaphead has chosen a career in the ministry as it brings him into close contact with people everyday. When that career didn't work out for him he became a caseworker and when that failed he became a psychic reader. The life of a psychic reader suits him quite well. He can enjoys the fact that he can set his own hours and that he can convince his clientele of things that they already believe. Soaphead maintains both his reserve and his celibacy.

He would have been a homosexual if...

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