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Character Analysis Jean Toomers Cane CANE A character is an extended verbal representation of a human being the inner self that determines thought speech and behavior In the book Cane author Jean Toomer expresses each character in a different unique way The author uses different literary poems to give you a particular setting or time The author goes in depth with most character to give you a mental picture of a character and their personality The character Becky is a white woman who has been exiled from society from both sides of the racial barrier for having two mixed children by a black man Toomer lets the reader know this by telling some of the comments that were being said from both sides of the community Some of the white people said Common God- forsaken insane white shameless wench Members of the African American community said Low down nigger with no self-respect Poor catholic poor white crazy women In this sketch author Jean Toomer is portraying Becky as a poor white woman who had two mixed kids and had been exiled yet both sides of the community felt as if they had to help her or had a responsibility to help her because she was white and had two half black babies Toomer wrote White folks and Black folks built her cabin and fed her and her baby The ironic thing is that they built the cabin between the road and the railroad track a strip of land that isnt a part of the community but her own Becky was just a lonely and ashamed white women because people rode up and down the road every day but no one ever saw her The character Karintha is portrayed as a beautiful woman who everyone wanted Jean Toomer tells us this by saying old men would pray for youth to get a chance to be with her Young fellows wanted for the time
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