Two Shoeshine Boys

Display Name: 
Two Shoeshine Boys
Sort Name: 
Unnamed Shoeshine Boys
Race: 
Black
Gender: 
Male
Class: 
Lower Class
Rank: 
Minor
Vitality: 
Alive
Occupation: 
Sales and Service
Specific Job: 
Shoe-shining
Biography: 

After leaving Parker's, Quentin notes that "two bootblacks caught me, one on either side, shrill and raucous, like blackbirds. I gave the cigar to one of them, and the other one a nickel" (83). Though the text does not make their race explicit, the "blackbird" image suggests that these two individuals are African American.

Individual or Group: 
Group

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