"Everyday Use"

Character Anaylasis



" Have you ever seen a lame animal, perhaps a dog run over by some careless person rich enough to own a car, sidle up to someone who is ignorant enough to be kind to him? That is the way my Maggie walks. 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 Character: Flat and Static

Explanation: Maggie is flat because there isn't a lot of depth to her. She is quite and shy. She is also Static because she never changes.

Type of Characterization: Indirect

Explanation: Maggie is an indirect character because you must infer from what mama says, her actions, and how she is described.


The quilt symbolizes mama and maggies heritage and how they live compared to dee.