Backdoor Man character analysis

Backdoor Man character analysis - Back Door Man - A...

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Back Door Man - A Character Analysis Willie Dixon’s “Back Door Man” is a song all about a man confessing how he frequently finds himself committing adultery in the homes of married women. The phrase “back door” relates to how he sneaks out of the back doors of the houses late in the night after sleeping with the married women. The narrator’s confession is not one of regret at all; it is actually very full of arrogance. It seems like he is proud of his womanizing ways. Right away you hear the back door man’s intentions, “When ev'rybody is-a tryin' to sleep, I'm-a somewhere makin' my midnight creep.” He goes out roaming around late in the night, looking for a girl to have some “fun” with while their husband is away. Everyone else is, of course, in the middle of long night’s rest for the forthcoming day. This shows how the narrator has little or no resentment for what he is doing and that he has no care for how the townspeople look at him.
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