Dee (Wangero Kemanjo)
Quote that best represents character: "She's dead," Wangero said. "I couldn't bear it any longer, being named after the people who oppress me."
Type of character: Stock & Static
Explanation/Reasoning: Dee is stock because she is in a sterotypical group, a brat. She wants everything to go her way, her way or the highway. If it doesn't go her way she throws a tantrum.
Type of characterization: Direct
The quote is direct because the reader knows right then that Dee doesn't like being named by the people who oppress her or in other words, she doesn't like the name Dee because her parents named her that.
In the story it says, "And Dee. I see her standing off under the sweet gum tree she used to dig gum out of, a look of concentration on her face as she watched the last dingy gray board of the house fall in toward the red-hot chimney. Why don't you do a dance around the ashes? I'd wanted to ask her. She had hated that house so much."
Dee had left Mama and Maggie to get an education. She had always been the educated and beautiful one of the family. She always got what she wanted no matter what it took.
When Dee came back home to visit, she had changed her religion to Jewish and had a Islamic boyfriend named, Hakim-a-Barber.