Quote that Best Represents the Character:
"Maggie will be nervous until after her sister goes: She will stand hopelessly in corners, homely and ashamed of the burn scars down her arms and legs, eyeing her sister with a mixture of envy and awe."
Type of Character: Flat & Static
Explanation/Reasoning: Maggie is a flat character because she doesn't have much depth to her nor complexity. Maggie is also a static character because she doesn't change throughout the story.
Type of Characterization: Direct
This quote exemplifies Direct Characterization because the quote Tells you exactly what kind of character Maggie is, which is nervous, ashamed of herself, shy, and envious of her sister yet still looking up to her in awe.
This quilt symbolizes The years of quilt-making heritage passed down to Maggie from her Mama's parents.
Books symbolize Maggie and her mama's inability to read because Dee will take whatever they learn right away from them right as they start learning about reading.
The burning house symbolizes Maggie's disastrous past and the scars it left her with that she has to carry with her for the rest of her life.