The Day of the Locust Characters

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Calvin

Calvin is one of Earle's cowboy friends who hangs out with him in front of Tuttle's Trading Post, a Western-wear store and souvenir shop. He appears in rodeos to earn money and enjoys making jokes about people.

Claude Estee

Claude Estee is a well-known screenwriter with "a reputation for worldliness and wit." He lives in a mansion built to look exactly like a famous plantation home in Mississippi. While in his house, he struts around and drawls, pretending to be a southern gentleman in his plantation home even though he is a small, "dried-up little man." Claude seems desperate for excitement. He places a rubber horse in his pool to amuse his guests during a party and, when he goes to a cock fight only to find that the event has been canceled, he hastily buys a rooster—an injured one, no less—so that he...

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