Funnyhouse of a Negro Characters

Adrienne Kennedy
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Mrs, Conrad

See Landlady

Duchess ofHapsburg

The Duchess is one of Sarah's inner selves, arguably the closest to Sarah's true self. She represents the aspect of Sarah's subconscious that is racist. She blames her father for her mother's death. Like all the inner selves, she has lost almost all of her hair.

Funnyhouse Lady

See Landlady

Funnyhouse Man

See Raymond

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.

Landlady

The Landlady is a white woman who runs the boarding house where Sarah lives. She comments on the action and Sarah's life, providing a needed perspective on what is happening. She believes that Sarah...

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