“Melanctha was pale yellow and mysterious and a little pleasant like her mother, but the real power in Melanctha’s nature came through her robust and unpleasant and very unendurable black father.” (Stein 50)
“Once she slipped and fell from a high place.” (Stein)
These two quotes made me get a sense of Melanctha’s characteristics. Every character is going to have problems, and a story but from the first quote the reader can understand she gets her attitude from her black father. The second quote is just a quote I really like. Talking it out if context, every time I read it I see it as if someone who thinks highly of themselves is going to eventually trip and stumble at least once in their life.