The two stories chosen to do the Dynamic Character comparison are “Miss Brill” written Katherine Mansfield. And “Everyday Use” which was written by Alice Walker. A dynamic character is defined as a literary dramatic character who undergoes an important change, as a change in personality or attitude. (dictionary.reference.com)
In this first story “Miss Brill” The main character Miss Brill was chosen because she fits the definition of a dynamic character because her character changes a great deal from any other Sunday stroll in the Park; some of these changes come in the form of epiphany. In the other story “Everyday Use” by Alice Walker. Dee (the Light skinned daughter of Mamma) was chosen because she demonstrated the Dynamic character traits by the fact that when she was younger she refused to accept or better yet, she was ashamed of her upbringing. She does everything to reject her heritage as a child, but then as an adult she tries to come back home trying to reclaim her heritage..
Now the comparison that will be show is the similarity of character change of both ladies when they both have the infatuation of an object that they adore or want. And how one’s character can have such a dramatic change over material things. With Miss Brill it is the fur that changes her character, and with Dee it is the fact that she wants the family quilts that her Mamma already promised Maggie her other sister.
The story starts out with Miss Brill ecstatic about wearing her fur out this particular Sunday. (I came to this conclusion based on the following from the story) “Miss Brill put up her hand and touched her fur. Dear little thing! It was nice to feel it again. She had taken it out of its box that afternoon, shaken out the moth-powder, given it a good brush, and rubbed the life back into the dim little eyes. "What has been happening to me?" said the sad little eyes. Oh, how sweet it was to see them snap at her again from the red eiderdown! ... But...