The Westing Game: Characterization Sydelle Pulaski

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  • The Westing Game 
  • Sydelle Pulaski In The Westing Game
  • Limping On A Crutch
  • Physical Appearance of Sydelle Pulaski
  • Personality Trait: Quiet
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  • Characters Name: Sydelle Pulaski Evidence: "Sydelle could barely control her excitement. The wall said May God thy gold refine"(Raskin 105).
  • Character Trait (Beginning): Jealousy
  • Physical Description: Limp on a crutch Context: Claims she has a flesh eating disease. Evidence: "She reported bravely just some sort of wasting disease"(Raskin 32).  Explanation: The clues in the book claim it is a fake limp and disease.  
  • Character Trait (Middle): Judgmental
  • Context: Sydelle was Sunset Towers quietest's resident, she was never noticed. Evidence: "No one ever notices Sydelle Pulaski. But now they will. Now they will"(Raskin 16). Explanation: This quote showed that Sydelle is never noticed but she want to be noticed around town.   
  • Character Trait (End): Irresponsible
  • Context: She wanted to cover up her jealousy by being mean.  Evidence: "Can't you see she's busy with Angela's wedding dress? And why, must you wear a silly costume like that? Really, Turtle, I don't know why you insist of making yourself ugly"(Raskin 15).  Explanation: She is jealous of Angela and her dress, Sydelle is trying to make others feel bad to cover up her jealousy. 
  • Context: She is using her partner to be noticed. Evidence: "What good luck, the hobbling Sydelle Pulaski thought. Now she would really be noticed with such a pretty young thing for a partner. They might even invite her to the wedding. She'd paint her crutch white with a pink nosegay" (Raskin 23).  Explanation: Sydelle is using Turtle, her partner, just to be noticed by the others.   
  • Context: Sydelle is late because she claims it is her one crutches fault.  Evidence: “Hello, everybody. Sorry I’m late. I haven’t quite adjusted to this”—Sydelle Pulaski waved a gaily painted crutch in the air, tottered, and set it down quickly with another thump—“this crutch"(Raskin 32).  Explanation: This showed that she is late and that she has no tolerance for time. Also, she is sing her fake limp and crutch as an excuse on why she is late.  
  • Sorry I'm late everyone. Its the crutch it always slows my down. 
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