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"I love crotchety old men and sassy old women."

For my paper, I'll be examining Garnett and Nannie through Hyde's lens of the "trickster" character.  At first Nannie seems like she's the trickster, but Garnett is often fooled by his own misreadings of ambiguous figures (Nannie).  Still, it is not fully correct to say that Nannie doesn't embody the qualities of a trickster at all, but it is possible that they are a construct of Garnett's mind.  Also, Garnett has poor vision, and so his vision could be an aspect of him that has trickster characteristics.  Garnett is pretty much his own trickster, resulting in hilarity such as shoplifting chemicals and false-alarm strokes.

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