Doodle is the disabled sick little brother. The brother takes him out to teach him how to walk, but Doodle can't keep up.
Does it make it any difference?
Characterization: Doodle's brother/Narrator
Doodle's brother or the narrator is the embrassed brother. He makes his brother learn certain things to make his brother look "normal."
I'm going to teach you how to walk.
Characterization: Aunt Nicey
Aunt Nicey is Doodle's and his brother's aunt. She is more positive than the rest of the family.
He's going to live a good long life.
My baby is going to die!!!
"´...Do you want to be different from everybody else...´ does it make is any difference.´ " The first quote is being said by the narrator towards Doodle, and Doodle answers him. This is indirect characterization because it is said by characters. Doodle clearly doesn't care what people think of him at this point. He says this like he isn't sure of himself, or insecure.
"I was embarrassed at having a brother of age who couldn't walk, so I set out to teach him ." This quote is a direct characterization, it tells us exactly how he feels. This basically states that the narrator is embarrassed by his own disabled brother. He does this for his own pride.
"Everybody thought he was going to die-everybody expect Aunt Nicey, who had delivered him." This quote is more of indirect characterization because it doesn't directly say she is this loving and more hopeful person. We have to infer how her actions make her a person. Aunt Nicey is exactly how you hear it in her name. She seems to be the only one to have full of hope and care for her nephews.