Everyday Use | Study Guide

Alice Walker

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Everyday Use | Characters

Character Description
Mama Mama is a strong, proud, sincere, heavyset, middle-aged rural woman who has worked hard all her life. Read More
Dee A bold, opinionated, forceful young woman, Dee uses her intelligence, sharp tongue, and education to get what she wants. Read More
Maggie Slow-moving, slow-witted Maggie, Mama's younger daughter, is a reclusive young woman who lacks confidence. Read More
Hakim-a-barber Longhaired, bearded Hakim-a-barber, Dee's boyfriend, is an educated, black, Muslim young man. Read More
Uncle Buddy Uncle Buddy whittled a butter churn top that was passed down through the family.
Grandma Dee Grandma Dee is Mama's grandmother and a quilt maker.
Dicie Dicie, also called Aunt Dee or Big Dee, is Mama's sister and a quilt maker.
Great Grandpa Ezra Great Grandpa Ezra fought in the Civil War; a piece of his uniform became part of a family quilt.
Henry Henry, also called Stash, was Aunt Dee's husband and whittled a butter churn dasher (churning stick) that was passed down through the family.
Grandpa Jarrell Grandpa Jarrell is a family member whose clothing became part of a family quilt.
Jimmy T Jimmy T dated Dee in her younger years and jilted her for a girl from the city.
John Thomas Maggie's fiancé, John Thomas has "mossy teeth in an earnest face."
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