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What is a character analysis of Tish from If Beale Street Could Talk by James Baldwin? Include three adjectives describing her character and three different quotations from the book describing each characteristic.

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Tish is a young girl from Harlem whose boyfriend, Fonny, is in jail as the book opens. She is reflective and empathic, and she says, "I hope that nobody has ever had to look at anybody they love through glass" (4). She has to visit Fonny, the father of the baby she is carrying, in jail. Rather than being bitter, she, in her empathic way, hopes that no one else has to endure what she has endured.

Though she is thoughtful, Tish has grown up on the streets of...

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