Indirect Characterization In Everyday Use By Alice Walker
The story is leading by Mama whose though relate to the whole story. Maggie is considering to a shy and unattractive girl. In contrast, Dee has better education, yet full of ambition and confidence. When Dee go back home, the reader can tell that Dee is a greedy woman. She tries to take the quilts for her own. From mama’s point of view, heritage should be put in everyday use and passing down. However, Dee seen these quilts as display in museum because she thinks they are priceless. The theme of this story is that the meaning of heritage could be various through different views and it could be shown through the both direct and indirect characterization of mama, the direct characterization of Dee, and both direct and indirect characterization of Maggie.
The author uses direct characterization of Dee to show the meaning of heritage in Dee’s