Character Sketch on Idgie Threadgoode from "Fried Green Tomatoes".

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Character Sketch - Idgie Threadgoode

The Key to understanding Idgie Threadgoode is that she is an individual who wants to be different from the rest of the world.

First off, Idgie Threadgoode is a Tomboy. She was born to be Buddy's (Her older Brother's) pet, and from then on she never took on to be the girlie type. Idgie always knew she wasn't like the rest of the girls, and she didn't want to be either. Idgie almost spoiled her older sister's wedding when she wouldn't put on a dress. Finally, Idgie wore the dress and was made fun of by her siblings because it didn't suit her. So Idgie ended up going to the wedding in a suit, dressed as a boy. Idgie's best friend was her brother, Buddy. She would hang around him, instead of play with the other girls her age. Idgie didn't want to be just another girl in a dress, she wanted to be different and do things her own way.

Idgie wanted to run about and scrape her knees, get black eyes, and get dirty, and that's just what she did. Not even her own Momma could control her. Idgie was definitely the wild child in the book "Fried Green Tomatoes". When Buddy died, Idgie ran off and didn't let anyone in her family come near her. She would come home only time after time to see how her family was doing, but she spent most of her life independently, away from civilization. Idgie didn't want to mourn with the rest of her family over Buddy, she wanted to do things in her own way. That was the only way there was for her. Idgie grew up to be even more like one of the boys. She would spend her time down by the...