Essay on Everyday Use By Alice Walker

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"Everyday Use" by Alice Walker

Family and traditions are very important part of our life, it describes who we are along with helping us to have a better perspective of our life. Family traditions are carry on and passed down from generations to generations everywhere all over the world. In "Everyday Use", by Alice Walker, Dee is the daughter of the narrator (Mrs. Johnson) and the sister of Maggie. The character Dee is known as the more fortunate sister, who 's all about looking fashionable and being cool. She’s also the smarter one. Dee views her heritage as something of the past only. Therefore, she recreated a new heritage for herself and rejected her real one. Being the more fortunate sister Dee had the opportunity to go away from home for college. When she came back to visit her beloved family she opened her mother’s eyes with her selfishness. Dee separated herself away from her family, along with her real tradition. Values are the key to a successful family, it keeps a family in their desired lifestyle. Dee wanted to go to college so her mom worked really hard with their church members to raise enough money to send Dee off to college. While Dee was away she once wrote to her mom, "She wrote me once that no matter where we "choose" to live, she will manage to come see us. But she will never bring her friends", (Walker 325). Between the two punctuation marks Dee wrote the word choose, I find it very impolite of her to have written it in that way. Dee 's…

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