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Brownies Major Character Analysis


Referred to as Snot for most of the story, Laurel is the story’s narrator and a member of the black Brownie troop at Camp Crescendo. She lives in an all-black suburb south of Atlanta. As the narrator, Laurel is more of an observer than an actor, recording the thoughts and words of those around her more often than actually making a decision or voicing an opinion. She does, however, act as the voice of reason at certain points in the story, trying to convince Arnetta and Octavia that they are wrong about Troop 909 being racists (though her urgings…

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