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Who is the main character in Blues Ain't No mockin bird?

Last Updated: 27th May, 2020


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In this regard, what is the main conflict at the beginning of Blues Ain't No mockin bird?

The central conflict in "Blues Ain't No Mockin Bird" (man vs man) is between the white filmmakers and Granny, who is offended by their presence and wants them to leave.

Also, what is the climax of Blues Ain't No Mockingbird? In Toni Cade Bambara's "Blues Ain't No Mockin Bird," the climax occurs the moment the Cains' household is attacked by a hawk seeking revenge for the death of its mate. The climax is when Ganddaddy Cain very silently and calmly takes the hammer from off his wrist and throws it at the hawk, which falls to the ground.

Additionally, what do the Hawks symbolize in Blues Ain't No Mockingbird?

The title of this story is a common blues song. The hawks in this story symbolize Granny and Granddaddy Cain because they are attacked in their own environment. The hawks could also symbolize the cameramen because both the hawks and the men are a nuisance to the grandparents.

What might have happened if Granddaddy Cain had not come home when he did?

If Grandaddy Cain were to not have returned home, it is probable that the two men filming for the government would not have left the property for some time because they have ignored Granny's request and been disrespectful to her by calling her "Aunty," a term used to move her to a category of "doddering older-other."

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What is the tone of Blues Ain't No Mockingbird?

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Who is the narrator in Blues Ain't No mockin bird?

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What message does Granny give the man through her speech and actions?

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Instead, Granny uses facial expressions to let the men know they are not welcome and says things to send them the message that they are invading people's privacy and being disrespectful towards people.

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Why are the photographers filming in the area?

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