"Everyday Use"

Characterization Analysis


*Quote that Best Represents the Character:

-"She can have them, Mama," she said, like somebody used to never winning anything or having anything reserved for her. "I can 'member Grandma Dee without the quilts." & "...she has been like this, chin on chest, eyes on ground, feet in shuffle, ever since the fire that burned the other house to the ground."

*Type of Chacater: Flat & Static

-Explanaton/Reasoning: Maggie is a flat character because, there really isn't much to her. This character is one who you can describe in only one or two words. Maggie is a simple character. This character is known as static becuase she stays the same threw out the story of "Everyday Use", she keeps the same personality traits.

*Type of Characterization: Indirect

-Explantion/Reasoning: The character Maggie is put out there to be a indirect character because, in order for you to find out whats shes like and who she is than you have to read in between the line. Unlike her mama, Maggie don't just came out and say things. fr you to understand what this character is like and what she thinks and feels you have to read in between the lines to understand and figure out her thoughts and actions.


The butter churn exemplifies the way Momma an Maggie live, like how they make a living. They live in something like the old time living. Momma lived threw hard times. They dont live a fashion rich kind of life they live in somethin glike the old times with not much money and using butter churn is something they still used, their old fashion.