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Unformatted text preview: most intriguing of characters. Both of these characters hold a sense of mystique and seem to play important connecting roles in the novel. Johnson appears to have made a deal with the Devil, whom he strangely calls he Gentleman. I sold my soul to the Gentleman so I could play this damn guitar better than anybody ever played guitar ( Reservation Blues , 8). Johnson seems to think that Big Mom will be able to get his soul back. When Thomas told Johnson nobody goes up the mountain to see [Big Mom], I guessed that maybe Big Mom had to do with the supernatural, especially since Johnson feels this old woman can retrieve his soul. After reading the various blurbs on Reservation Blues , I know I will not be disappointed by either of these characters or the novel, and I look forward to understanding these mysteries....
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This essay was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course EN 101 taught by Professor Nelson during the Fall '07 term at Quinnipiac.
- Fall '07