Character Analysis

Topics: Family / Pages: 4 (801 words) / Published: Jul 28th, 2013
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Warren Burns
March 8, 2013
Mrs. Miller
Character Analysis
The story that I chose to do my character analysis was Everyday use and the character that was chose was Dee. She was the jealous and confrontational one among her family members, while as an individual she searches for special meaning and a stronger sense of self. Dee’s judgmental nature has affected Mama and Maggie, and desire for Dee’s approval runs deep in both of them—it even appears in Mama’s daydreams about a televised reunion. However, Dee does not make much of an effort to win the approval of Mama and Maggie. Being levelheaded, not easily intimidated, and oozing from confidence, Dee has always come across as very arrogant and insensitive, and Mama sees even her worthy qualities as extreme and annoying. Mama sees Dee’s thirst for knowledge as a provocation, a haughty act through which she asserts her superiority over her mother and sister. The outside world influences Dee. It changes her as she prefers other cultures over hers. She doesn’t enjoy living in her house because the house is representation of the plain sometimes unpleasant part of the family’s culture and heritage which include being uneducated, poor and descendants of slaves is also portrayed as superior, professing her commitment to visit Mama and Maggie no matter what decrepit shelter they decide to reside in. Far from signaling a pristine version of Dee and truly being an act of resistance. Dee says she is reclaiming her inheritance, but she has in reality rejected it more cruelly than ever before. Even. Dee and Hakim-a-barber are aligned with the conceptual area of ideology, which contrasts simply with the basic, physical, blue-collar lifestyle of Maggie and Mama. Dee is intrigued by their rural practicality taking photographs as if they are subjects of a documentary, and in doing so effectively cuts herself off from her family. Instead of honoring
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And embracing her roots, Dee looks down on her surroundings,

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