Dicey Tillerman Analysis

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Dicey Tillerman is a strong minded person, who has always taken care of her younger siblings, and has a rough time letting go a little of them and letting them live their own lives, at their new home with their grandmother. For instance, when her brother James, the second oldest, got a job, as Dicey had done, to help with money, she was very much against the idea and it was only that their grandmother believed it to be okay, that James was able to take the paper route job (page 37). Hence, Dicey feels that as the oldest, she should be the only one with extra responsibility. She wants to always be there for her siblings, and does not understand that they maturing and should be able to make their own choices. Additionally, when Dicey’s other
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