Funnyhouse of a Negro Characters

Adrienne Kennedy
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Mrs, Conrad

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Funnyhouse Lady

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Jesus

One of Sarah's inner selves, Jesus is a hunchbacked dwarf with yellow skin. Sarah describes him as the son of Queen Victoria. He shares the Duchess of Hapsburg's disdain of Sarah's father. Jesus decides to hunt down and kill Patrice Lumumba. Like all the inner selves, he loses almost all of his hair.

Patrice Lumumba

Patrice Lumumba is one of Sarah's inner selves. He is a black man whose head is split in half; his eyes have blood and tissue in them. He carries an ebony mask..

Patrice seems to represent Sarah's father, though he describes himself in the exact same words that Sarah uses to describe herself. Yet he also introduces the theme of self-hatred in the play. Like all the inner selves, Patrice has lost his hair.

The Negro

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Raymond

Raymond is a Jewish poet who...

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