Roberta Is Blue Character Analysis

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Although it is not clearly stated in the text, there is more evidence to prove Twyla is white and Roberta is black. In the second paragraph of the story, Twyla stated that her mother warned her, “they never washed their hair and they smelled funny,” about Roberta (Morrison 139). Assuming that the author is playing at the stereotype of a black person’s hair, this statement gives more evidence that Roberta is black. Also, later in the story Roberta’s hair is brought up again when she is sitting in the diner and Twyla describes her hair as “so big and wild I could hardly see her face,” which portrayed to me as the stereotype of some black girls having big hair or an “afro”. Another good example would be Twyla and Roberta’s mothers. Roberta’s

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