The Purple Flower Characters

Marita Bonner
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Another Us

Another Us, later indicated as Young Man and The Grass Chewer, lies on his back chewing a piece of grass. He tells the others that he is not concerned with the White Devils, stating that "when I get ready to go up that hill-I'm going!" But he promptly rolls over and goes to sleep, indicating Ius apathetic attitude toward the Idea of putting any effort into fighting for racial equality.

Average

Average argues that what's needed to improve the status of the Us's is "the right leaders." He is critical of the idea of holding a meeting to talk about what can be done, asserting that talking gets them nowhere. Average also expresses hopelessness about the Us's ever making It up the hill. Average represents an average attitude of complacency about the status of the Us's. He tells the other Us's that they "better stay safe and...

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