Character Analysis: Dedé
Ashlyn Singer and Megan Allen
This shows that Dede doesn't like talking about the details of her family and she still sees them as normal, even through everything that happened to them.
This depicts Dede as a quiet and soft spoken person by explaining how she wanted to be "grand and brave" but, because of her nature, she wouldn't be able to do that.
Dede is anxious to get to play volleyball, which shows us that she is impatient and also doesn't care for un-organization.
This shows insight into how Dede pictures her family. She can picture them all together but she feels separated since she was the only one left that can tell the family's story.
This shows the caring side of Dede, and foreshadows to the final outcome of the family, that Dede is the last one left, showing that Dede is worried about her family's future.
2. What is the significance of Dede's survival?
3. How does Dede's character relate to characters from other books?
4. How does Dede exemplify reactions to oppression/control from the government?
5. How do family and culture impact everyday life for Dede, as well as the real world?
Chapel Hill, 1994. Print.
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