"Everyday Use"

Characterization Analysis



" In real life I am a large, big-boned women with rough, man-working hands. I can kill and clean a hog as mercilessly as a man. "

Type of Character: Round & Static

Explanation- Mama is a round character because she has depth to her. She struggles with her daughter but her attitude does not change. this also shows how she is static.

Type of Characterization: Direct

Explanation- The quote shows direct characterization because Mama comes straight out and tells what's going on in the story.

Way of Life

symbolizes how mama and maggie live. They use the butter churn. When all dee sees it as is artwork.

Alice Walker

Alice Walker is an American author and activist. She wrote the novel "The Color Purple", which she won the National Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. She was born February 9, 1944 in Eatonton, GA. she has won several awards including Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. She studied college at Sarah Lawrence College and Spelman College.