Likewise with Joe and Violet, Morrison describes the urgent occasions throughout Dorcas' life that formed her identity, making her more thoughtful than she would at first show up. As a young lady, Dorcas lost both of her guardians around the same time when her dad was killed on a streetcar and her mom kicked the bucket in a blazing building amid the East St. Louis riots, which left her stranded and destitute. Like so a considerable lot of the characters in the book, Dorcas relocated to the City where her life was to be revamped by the fanatical consideration of her auntie, Alice Manfred. On the other hand, as an adolescent, Dorcas starts to defy her auntie's old-molded tastes, and refashions herself as a sexually-alluring lady. Dorcas needs to be taken a gander at and respected and when Joe visits her auntie's home she effectively catches the more established man's look. The ethical quality of laying down with a wedded man who is mature enough to be her dad does not figure Dorcas' choice to be with Joe. Like a young lady, she is energetic for the endowments that he brings her and she gets to be irritable and ill humored when she doesn't get her direction. In any case, Dorcas additionally needs a power figure and when she understands that Joe is totally moldable she exhausts with him rapidly. Her new sweetheart, Acton, guarantees to shape Dorcas and control her, so she permits her personality to be made for her. At the point when Joe shoots Dorcas, she decides to bite the dust with a specific end goal to be viewed, making herself a saint by draining to death instead of setting off to the clinic. Then again, Morrison's storyteller sorts out the strings of her story to show how Dorcas as one sees her doesn't relate with her inside life.