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.

Another Young Us

Like the first Young Us, Another Young Us argues WIth the Old Lady that working hard does not accomplish anything in terms of improving the socioeconomic status of the Us's.

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...

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