Meet Mrs. Dean. She is my created western character. I made that her name because Dean is my last name. When creating my character, I thought about whom I would be if I lived in Western times and that’s what I based my character off of.
Mrs. Dean is a homesteader’s wife. This means that she is tough, gritty, and not afraid to get her hands dirty. She helps her husband work in the field and is equip to handle livestock, axes, and a lot of cabin labor. The cool thing about her is there is the strong side of her that isn’t afraid to do the men’s job, but once the day is over she can go back to her girly side. She can wash up, throw on an apron and cook dinner. She can be the caring motherly figure that tells her children bedtime stories.
She was raised on the frontier and that’s how she has spent her whole life. It’s the only life she knows. She had a great influence from her mother on how to handle being a wife, mother, and worker all at the same time and that’s how she turned out too.
This character reminds me of myself because I am a girly girl, who does the cliché girly things, but I play basketball and I lift weights and I am not afraid to get my hands dirty. If I grew up in the Western times I would hope to live a life of strength and feminist embracement just like Mrs. Dean and other homesteader’s wives.