"Everyday Use"

Characterization Analysis

Mama

Quote that best represents the character: "I did something I have never done before: hugged Maggie to me, then dragged her on into the room, snatched the quilts out of Miss Wangero's hands, and dumped them into Maggie's lap."

Type of character: Round & Dynamic

Explanation/Reasoning: Mama is a round character because in the beginning she let Wangero, Dee, take whatever she wanted and just sat back confused and silent. The later on she spoke up and stood up for her, Maggie and their heritage.


Type of characterization: Indirect

Reasoning/Explanation: The quote doesn't just come right out and say that Mama was sticking up for her, Maggie and their heritage. You have to read between the lines to figure that out.

Alice Walker

Alice Walker is an American author and activist. She wrote the critically acclaimed novel The Color Purple for which she won the National Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction.
Ruby Bridges